Greetings, All. Clover here.
Since there is nobody in my original deep brood box, that had a Q excluder on it for a long time (old Q must have died...) and all the big action is now in its middle box, I'm assuming around a new queen, ***may I remove that bottom deep that has the old, dark comb in it, and replace it with a new one while I fix the old one up?
My split was successful. I made two. But the girls I put in the new, deep box, with Q cells, food and brood, all moved house into the nuc where I put the second batch. I guess they know what they're doing. **I'm suspecting that a Q is in there? ***Can I keep em in there? For how long, do you think?