Re: Will bees move nectar from a separate box?
They'll definitely rob out your frames for you, but probably not if you have any nectar flow still on. During a flow, you can, for example, turn a foundationless frame the wrong way and drop a whole slab of comb honey on the ground in front of your hive, and they will ignore it for days until you finally scrape it up and put in the freezer.....ask me how I know
But yeah, you can freeze it until a dearth and set it out to get robbed, but you'd probably feed other bees, so you can put your plywood and QE back on and put the box back on during a dearth and they could rob it out through the QE......but they might just consider it their winter stores and leave it, you never know.........
8 years, 30 colonies, no chemical treatments