This year with some of my new hives, they became so filled with pollen that there was not much space left for brood rearing. (They were down to 2 frames at the hight of the season.) I was at a loss as what to do here becuase the pollen frames will spoil quickly out of the hive, and are then hard for the bees to clean out. I moved some of these into supers just to give them some room for brood, but of course they take up a lot of space where honey could be stored and are not great for extracting.

It they were honey bound, it's easy to deal with, but short of putting on pollen traps, I was a bit at a loss as what to do. (They had two full deeps below an excluder, but filled most of this with pollen.)

Anyone have experience with this?

Dan