When I rotate supers the bees are usually real close to the tops of the frames, with little honey above them.
I'm more concerned with the small patch of brood in the frames of the lower super than I am about honey binding. But I'm not really worried about either.
At this time of year in South Carolina, especially with the warm weather, giving the strong colonies more room is necessary. So, doing that by rotating supers is my chosen method.
I did that rotation on February 24, 25 and 27th. Then I went off to Columbus, GA to see Charles graduate from Army Boot Camp.
When I checked them again a week later, I put a third deep on many of them. I'm sure that this is too early for some, but being 1,000 miles away, when home, I can't do what needs to be done at the exactly correct time.
I can't even do that when they are close by, so I just do what I can when I can and hope for the best. It usually averages out on the plus side.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet