I am probably your newest newbie. I just got my nuc and installed it in my own deep brood box last Wednesday (july 10th ish). I had one heck of a time at it and thought I had huge problems. First I though my hive had chalk brood. turns out it was just two little dried out bird poops. Then I did my first inspection to make sure the queen was laying and I saw no brood or no eggs (new eye) I panicked and researched, called the people I got the nuc from. I finally called another apiary for a second opinion. I didn't want to take a chance so I ordered and had a queen shipped. My hive was also not very active. I would only see 6 to a dozen bees at any given time. that was what finally convinced me I was queenless. well, as I waited for my queen to arrive today, I noticed my hive just all of a sudden lit up. much more activity than usual. then I actually get my queen and attendants only to find she and the attendants were D.O.A. I was heart broken. I then decided to do another inspection just to see if I could see signs of hope in my hive. now, on my second inspection, I noticed more capping than last time. this time, both colors, like a brownish red and yellow. and I finally got a glimpse of brood that looked wet and uncapped. I started to really look for the queen, and just as I was about to give up, I found her. That is my first experience beekeeping. I'm starting to think that I am my own problem and just over thinking everything. If anyone can give me any first time advice, it would be very welcome. I read book after book and article after article. I think talking to people that actually do it is the best way to learn. my first question would be... after installing a 5 frame nuc, how long, typically, would it be until I add the next deep brood box?