It has been about 3 weeks since I added a 2nd deep(10 frame ) to my hive and none of the frames have comb built out in the upper box. When I inspected the lower box I found all 10 frames had comb built out, pleanty of brood, and what seemed like a large number of bees. I did not see the queen but being a newbee this is not unusal for me, I see her about 3/4 of the time. Nothing jumped out at me as unusual except...I found very little pollen and almost no stored honey, even on the edges of the frames around the brood.
I should have noted that this hive was started from a package. I fed until we had good nectar flow, and a little beyond, and then stopped. I did this because of what happened with my 1st hive last year. It was started from a 5 frame nuc. I fed it from day 1 and didn't stop. They built comb like crazy and stored a whole lot of honey. This was when I became familiar with the term "honeybound"
They did not survive what was a rather harsh winter here in the northeast. Maybe me overfeeding had nothing to do with it but I wanted to try to avoid making the same mistake again. But now it seems like things have swung to the other side of the extreme. I did move 2 established frames to the upper box and I was going to start feeding again and just monitor it closely. Good idea? Bad ideea? Or am I just totally missing something.