Brood Nest Moves Up
Hive presently has four deep supers, two brood and two for honey. Over wintered with two deep brood supers and each time I add a honey super, the brood nest moves up.
I am using a top entrance and this may be contributing to brood nest moving upward. Have two small openings on sides of bottom entrance open and two corners at back of of screened bottom board open. Hoping to keep draft out of bottom brood and brood would stay down.
One remedy is to move queen to bottom broods, have open cells, and add a queen excluder. Had a bad experience with a queen excluder and bottom entrance last year and got honey bound and swarmed.
Appreciate any advice.
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