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Last year we started a colony in one of the new styrofoam boxes and then put a regular wooden box on top = ugggg! All season this was a problem. The styrofoam box is larger than the wooden one. Now that I am older and don't like lifting the weight - and to resolve the styrofoam problem - I have thought about converting the 2 9-inch hive boxes to 3 6-inch boxes. And, this would also make all our equipment the same. QUESTION: How do I easily get the bees to move out of the deep hive box now (in February) and into a couple of shallow boxes before the colony starts to expand? Would appreciate ALL possible answers.