I am coming into my first spring as a hobby bee keeper with two hives cosisting of two deeps two meds each. I have read everything I could find for the most part. I feel I have a pretty good handle on what I am doing. I for the most part think hands off is a better way of handling the bees. I regularly inspect the hives and leave them alone if things look good. An inspection this week revealed The cluster fills up the first deep and extends through the next deep and all the way to the top of the medium on both hives. This cluster fills most of the area of the first deep half of the second and 1/3 of the med. I left two deeps and a med full for each hive of honey for the winter vs. extracing any last year. So they should come into spring just as they are now. If I leave them with out splitting them will I have any issues? If so what. I would prefer to stay with two hives. from my studies I would think I will have a swarming issue this spring.