brian lee wrote:Its been my experience that queens move up, if it were mine I'd move the brood to the bottom, the empty hive body just above that, and remove frames of honey as they are capped
That's a good idea, I will probably do that. Just debating whether or not to wait and see what they do with this empty super as it sits or just swap them around now.
Seeing how they were filling-up the deeps with honey so fast, I half-expected the queen to move up and lay in the very first super that I added, but much to my surprise she didn't. I've often had them do that on me before, even when they had plenty of space down below. Almost added a queen excluder at the time just for that reason, but thought it would be best to give her the option to move up if she wanted to. Looks like loading-up on honey is priority #1 right now ...good girls.