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  1. #1
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    Default Queen Movement

    Right now my queen and cluster are in the top brood box. When will they move back down?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Queen Movement

    When there is a flow of nectar they start filling the top as brood emerges up there and the broodnest moves down.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Queen Movement

    I currently am running a deep lower brood box and a medium upper brood box. I want to replace the medium with a deep to give me double deeps. If I start heavy feeding when it warms up and before the flow, will they store honey or draw comb in the new deep first?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Queen Movement

    I reverse brood boxes in the spring.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Queen Movement

    You reverse in Early Spring? Before the Flow?

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Queen Movement

    Yes, and then feed like crazy and make sure they have plenty of pollen sub for early buildup to get maximum honey production later.

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