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  1. #1
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    Default hive check

    So I checked the hive this evening. Everything seems okay, but I noticed two things.
    There were several hundred bees on frames between just under the inner cover...is this normal?

    Also there are very few bees in the lower super. Should I move the lower super to the top so all the bees are in the lower super?

    Thanks...

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    Yep, I'd reverse the boxes. It could also be they are defending against hive beetles at the top? I read a post by another showing that hive beetles come in thru the top inner cover hole, but I've not experience with this myself.
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