Can I put an empty Brood box below a full super of brood?
Okay everyone I have a question. We bought a bee hive that a man forgot to put an excluder in and they laid eggs in the 3 supers that were above to brood box. Now what I want to do is make splits out of these. Is there any way I can put a full super full of brood on top of a Lang. box and let them build up in that and replace the super later with an excluder. would there be to much room? I really dont want to put two supers on top of each other to make one hive. I would rather use the lang boxs as my standard instead of mixing it up. Please feel free to put some input in and let me know what you think. So the choices are... 2 supers, excluder, super on top or 1 brood box, excluder and super.
Re: Can I put an empty Brood box below a full super of brood?
Just exclude the queen in the deep below the supers and eventually everything will hatch and get redistributed. Would be nice if you had some drawn out deep frames for the bottom brood box so that the queen can start laying there and not have to wait for the workers to draw out comb.
If you have a deep full of drawn out comb, then split drawn frames and foundation frames evenly between however many split you are making and exclue the queens into the deeps you will use.
Why you want to exclue a queen in an obviously newly establishing hive I don't know, maybe you are hoping for some honey.
By the way, I think you mean a deep, when you say a Lang. Lang is a type of hive, not the height of it.