Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build
Welcome to Bee Source.
The bees will probably build off the bottom of the regular deep frames, to match the depth of your double deep frames, so you may not have to rotate them out (regular deep frames). I've had swarms do that when they were in extra deep swam traps and it took me a while to take the traps down and bring them home. I put them into two deep boxes. When I moved the swarms to regular hives, I removed frames from the bottom of the two deeps, then put the "extended" frames with the comb off the bottoms in the top deep with no frames beneath them. Later I cut the extra comb off the bottoms and put it into regular frames with rubber bands.
The point being, you would have to be careful manipulating the frames with the extra comb off the bottom, but you might not have to be in a rush to change the nuc, regular deep frames, out of your hive.
Nice looking hive too.
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