I currently have 4 hives. In may i got 2 packages which i split last summer. My question is that when should i pull off the supers in the summer. I realize that it very's greatly in differn't areas so i am not looking for a date. more for a seasonal time. Here is my problem. the end of last august i pulled 5 frames of honey off each of my 2 stronger hives. expecting them to be packed full down lower. later i checked and there was very little honey stored in the brood chambers. the only honey left was pretty much the few frames i didn't steal in the super. Is there a point that i should pull the super's this summer so they start to pack in around the brood chambers. i am using all mediums so i plan to winter in 3-4 mediums. or is it maybee just because i split them and they didn't have enough time to backfill everything. or will they normally fill in around the brood chambers even with some space in the supers. should i pull the supers the begining of august when the flow is going strong still?