> Do put all the frames and hive bodies back in
> order as you close up.
Well, there IS something that can be done to
"encourage" a larger broodnest without all
the downsides of reversing, and that is to
take some empty frames from the outside edges
of the brood chamber and put them between
the frames of eggs and brood, most often
smack in the middle of the box.
Some call this "open broodnest" management,
I call it "shuffling the deck".
I think that Richard Taylor was a big fan of
this tactic, but I don't recall reading anything
about it in his books. I do recall him mentioning
it in a chalk-talk years ago, but I forget when