Re: S-P-M what do you do?
i've never run all deeps, but talked with folks who have.
if i was running all deeps, i would try putting a queen excluder above the first deep, and about every two weeks i would move frames of capped brood from the bottom deep up above the excluder, and replace those with empty frames of comb from with the brood has already emerged.
the idea is to keep the broodnest open and always make sure the queen has room to lay.
since i use a single deep with medium supers, and have enough drawn comb now, i'll be using walt wright's nectar management method by checkerboarding the supers. i am already seeing some brooding starting up here, and we should have the first blooms in a month or so. i'll try to have the checkerboarded supers in place before things ramp up too much.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf