So, I check on my strong hive today. I suspected that it was becoming honey bound. When I tried to lift it, it felt very heavy. I pull off the super, hmmm...feels nice...some weight to it, and get into the brood chamber. Going through the frames, one by one, I find quite a lot of honey and pollen. Not good. I pull out 4 frames loaded with honey, pollen and a little brood. I found "Old Girl" on the very last frame in the box. I told her she needed to fill those cells with brood to keep the others from filling them with honey! I put her frame back and cracked open the hive that swarmed yesterday. I pulled the frames with the most open cells and put them in the strong hive. Then, put the frames of honey and pollen in the box that swarmed. Finally, I put the super that was on the strong hive, on the one that swarmed and the empty super on the strong hive. Have I corn-fused you yet? Oh, the extra bodies part relates to the super that was on the strong hive, which is now on the one that swarmed (I'm starting to corn-fuse myself). I looked through the super, and while I was cleaning up the foundationless frames, I noticed little yellow bodies. AHA! THIEF! I don't run Italians, but the lady a couple of streets over does. The more I looked the more I noticed Italians in my Carni super. These girls were fairly new, as they didn't look like adult workers. Since I switched the position of the super, do you suppose they will disorient and stay with this hive?
I just had to add, since I got a kick out of it...I was bent over most of the time, and my jacket rode up and my pants down. I went to pull up my pants and WHAM! Right on the hind end! I was jumping, yeowling, scratching and laughing at the same time!! LOL!