You cannot learn about what YOUR bees are doing unless you open your hive and inspect it.
Do your inspections on a warm (70 Degrees or more), sunny day when the bees are actively flying. If the bees are not flying----leave them alone
Begin removing a frame from the end and NOT THE CENTER.
NOTE: Your TBH will probably not have this feature. If you build your own top bar frames and hives, consider using this "spacer frame."
inserted into the hole. The end of the welding rod that is opposite the handle, has been bent 90 degrees to form a "foot" that is 1 1/4" long. The foot is hammered to form two sides and each side is sharpened lightly.