Weather is getting nice; bees taking 2:1 like crazy & bringing in pollen! Want to move them to their permanent home. Here's their current home; this is where they took up residence a year or 2 ago. The pic was taken about 2 months ago when I brought them home. current bee box .
The bottom of the box is open, sitting on plywood and they enter & exit through those 4 top corner holes primarily.
Had an idea; please give opinions. Would the bees work their way down into new foundation if I sat this box (which as I said has an open bottom) on the top frame bars of a hive & stacked another hive body over it with a top so they'd have to go down through the frames of foundation to come & go? If so, do yall have any tips or suggestions on this? Like I said they're taking sugar water & bringing in pollen rapidly on warm days so figure they're building up; thought if I could get them to "move down" this would be simpler than cutting & banding the current comb into frames.
Lew in Texas