It's been 2 weeks since my last inspection. During my last inspection I noticed a full frame of honey in the bottom brood box. Bottom box is pretty much built out.
1. Should I move it up to the upper box and move a frame of brood down or just leave it alone?
I doubt they are ready for a 3rd box since 3 of the 8 frames in the upper box were filling out, but who knows with 2 weeks passing and the the high level of activity
2. If I have to add a box, it will be a medium. So, Queen separator or no Queen separator? If no Queen separator, will they continue to move up with brood or will they just do honey only? Does it really matter?
Bottom board. It's been really hot here during the middle of the day. Nights still getting to low 70's, but humidity is up. Like 80% as I type this
3. Bottom board or no bottom board?
Would appreciate input from those that have more experience than me as this is my first year.
Zone 9B - First Hive April 17, 2014