I have 2 hives, one's strong, one's weak (the weak one had a pesticide issue early summer so I don't have much expectation with them but it's strengthening up.) This stronger hive still hasn't gone up to the honey super and started building foundation. Yesterday I took out the 10th frame in the second brood box, walled with capped honey. Yesterday I also took off the Q excluder I had put on 3 weeks ago. I recently read "Q excluder=honey excluder, if the Q can't get up there the workers won't either". Hmmm? So I'm thinking I should let her go up there, spread some scent around so the workers go up there and get to work building foundation, then put the Q excluder back on once they've gotten to work. Does this make sense? If not why won't a strong hive (they are packed, even bearding on rainy days) go up there and get going? I've attached a picture of them bearding, it's lightly raining when I took the picture, but had been raining all day. Isn't it getting late for them to have not even started yet? Thanks!