Brood in top box

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by wolfmoonapiary, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. wolfmoonapiary

    wolfmoonapiary New Member

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    I had a hive to leave this winter but after I moved the hive a swarm came back in. The pollen had molded some and the frames needed cleaning. The bees started cleaning and in the process consuming the honey that was left. The queen started layin in the medium super on top while the cleaning crew was working on the deep. Do I just need to switch places with the boxes or leave them alone?
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I guess it depends a lot on how you want to manage the hive. If left, the bees will eventually backfill the top with honey and force the queen back down. If you reverse, the queen will move up into your deep, then you can use an excluder and put your medium back on top. I might be inclined to try and arrange a double deep brood chamber.
     

  3. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    That's fortunate for you, easy score..nice! It is mind blowing how industrious bees are!