I have a hive that was from a split in May. It has been progressing fairly well. I had a queenless (coincidentally from the same split) hive that I added to this hive. The frames from the brood were put directly above the brood with newspaper to combine the bees. This hive had no honey or brood. I added the other super above this, which has a few frames of honey. The first surplus deep is loaded with bees. It seems to have crystalized honey in some of the cell, not too thick. Some pollen. They don't seem to be adding much to this deep, but the bees are hanging around and seemingly working this box. (maybe just an illusion) The comb is black from being a brood box. I decided to switch these two honey deeps, putting the first one on top, and the one that had 6 frames of honey and more fresh nector down below. (above queen excluder) My hope was to stimulate some honey in this deep. What value is the deep that the bees don't want to fill out with the crystalized honey? I'm not sure it will even extract. Would the bees use this as candy for winter? Can I melt it down, keep the wax and some honey and make some mead. :drinks: probably should inspect the brood box a little better to see if it is filled out. Assumed it was since the bees are in the top are so plentiful. Will be doing an evaluation of stores before the fall season. Not really sure what to do, and any advise is appreciated.