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  1. #1
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    checked hive this morn and found top deep brood box all but full of honey, the bottom deep brood box had 2 or 3 frames of brood with the rest pollen and honey. above all this, without queen excluder,is four shallow supers with the one next to the deep boxes almost full of honey and the next one up had some brood and honey along with the queen, the top two shallows had bees working around them. QUESTIONhat do I do to add more room for queen to lay? not in shallow supers where honey is supposed to be. HELP!!!thanks for help. Pembroke

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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    >QUESTIONhat do I do to add more room for queen to lay? not in shallow supers where honey is supposed to be. HELP!!!thanks for help. Pembroke

    Assuming no chemical use, harvest some of the honey out of the brood nest. Either cut the comb out and put the empty frame back, or extract it and put the empty comb back, or just swap it for empty frames and extract the honey later, or uncap the honey and put it above the inner cover or add another deep box and intersperse the empty frames (or frames of foundation or empty drawn comb) into the old brood nest area. If you don't do it soon they will swarm.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm

    Of course if you had all the same sized boxes and no chemicals you could just move the full combs up to the supers and move some empty frames down to the brood nest.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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