Sorry for cross posting, but I originally posted this in the Welcome Forum.
Simple story . . .
Running three deeps with an upper deep as a honey super. No queen excluder, just a 3/4" upper entrance between the upper deep and the lower two.
I found that the queen is laying in the upper deep. There are plenty of honey stores in the upper deep as well.
Since I don't plan on harvesting until fall, should I be concerned, or just let them fill the upper deep all summer, hoping the queen moves down by fall.
Should I smoke heavily and add a queen excluder?
Don't quite know what (if anything) I should be doing now.