I have a dilema and need some input. One of my hives, the strongest one, seems to have run out of room for it's tenants. I don't currently have a queen excluder on this hive and when going to pull honey from the super I found that the queen had laid brood across the bottom edges of the frames and up the front of some in the middle. The daytime temperatures here have been in the 80's and in the mornings in the upper 60's so I am surprised to see that the front exterior of the lower brood box stays covered in bees through the night. Without tearing it down into the lower boxes to see, it makes me think that they do not have enough room. I thought perhaps the humidity may play a role in this but my other hives don't seem to be affected. The super is completely full and capped now and packed with bees. What would yo do? Would you add another super with a queen excluder, or would you split this hive in the middle of the flow? My biggest concern is swarming due to the queen not having enough room to lay. This hive has two deep brood boxes below the super. I have always heard that splitting during the flow would not be advisable if you expect to harvest any honey. How would you get the frames of honey out of the super without having brood in them? Last year I did not have this issue because we used excluders. The majority of my property is shaded causing problems with SHB. We removed the excluders when learning that beetles had found a way to hide in the wood frame edging and then added screened bottom boards with traps. This appears to have worked very well. But I would like to go back to using excluders that don't have the crevaces in the edge like the wood bound ones.