basket weaving instead of beekeeping?

I was having a problem with my bees being honey bound last week(5 days ago) ...so I pulled 5 deep frames and added 5 empty frames....on inspection today I still do not have any brood and they are starting to store honey in the deeps again....not sure if the queen is even still there or maybe I rolled her when I noticed they were bound, however the bottom line is I am headed back to the same place I was in 5 days ago............would basket weaving be easier and less aggravating?