changing out old brood frames
I want to replace a few old frames in the brood nest. The frames have both brood and stores. I do not run QEs but do have one. Should I put on the QE and move the frames I want to replace above it? If I don't put on the QE and move them up, will they expand the brood nest up into the top super (which is all honey at this time). Should I push the frames together in the brood nest and add a frame in position 1 or 10, or just put a new frame in where the old one was?
Thanks for any advice.
Langs, 5 mediums high.
Last edited by buzz abbott; 12-02-2012 at 03:19 PM.
USDA zone 11a, Western Garden zone 24 (75 ft elev. n34.0w118.47)