Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources
For both hives, remove all boxes except the bottom 2. Just jam the bees down, they will find a way to fit. If the bigger hive has brood in different sized frames you may have to leave a third box of that on. That's where a queen excluder comes in handy, you can block the queen out of the odd sized box, get that brood hatched then remove the box.
In a couple of weeks when they have settled into their new sized hives, you can put an empty super on, then above that put boxes with honey, they should remove the honey and store it downstairs.
Do not let the big bee population fool you, they will need to be treated for varroa or you will likely lose them in winter.
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