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I'm a newbee too, and found myself in a similar situation in early May with packages started in early April...one hive was boiling over, and the other was slower. I donated a frame of brood from the first to the second, and then a couple weeks later, I took several frames, stuck them in a nuc, and let the bees make a queen. I now have three hives, just like that, and a few weeks ago, I took a few more frames from each hive, made two more nucs, and installed purchased VSH queens, just to add some genetic variety to the drones in my area. The original packages still are huge...5 and 6 medium 8 frame boxes each (!) totally full of bees and honey.

I think what I'll do, should I ever see swarm cells, is pull the frames out, place them into nuc boxes along with some frames of honey and pollen (although right now, I'm feeding my nucs sugar syrup and pollen sub) and let the queens hatch, which will let me have some extra queens around in case of accident, failure or swarming. Maybe keeping a few nuc boxes or a queen castle around would help you out. I bought a mini mating nuc just to play with, with plans of putting a capped QC in it with some bees and seeing how she does.

To encourage them to move up and use new supers, I put well started frames in the new box and moved new frames into the spaces left in boxes below. I added supers perhaps a little earlier than some would, as I put them on when about half of topmost box was in use.

I never ever thought I'd be making splits a few weeks into beekeeping, but watching them showed me I could do it and it would be ok...and not everything goes by the book.
 
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