Thanks, That's what I was looking to find out. If I can still work the frames, then everyting is ok, if not, clean things up a bit.
On the spring cleaning issue. Last year when my hive died out, I cleaned things up then someone suggested torching the inside of the hive boxes to get rid of mold and any bugs in the nooks and crannies. I noticed that the propolis just melted into the wood. I was thinking of doing that again this year but with a little more propolis on the boards it may act as a preservative and a way of fighting the funk that can build up in hives. Is this a good or bad idea?