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Took a quick look at my only hive (a swarm caught spring of '05). There is at least 6 deep frames of honey with the bees covering the front half of 4 frames (in the top deep). Is this about normal? If I try checkerboarding, will I need a third deep, reverse or what? Suggested pollen substitute for a small operation? Has anyone tried placing an observation hive against the outside of a window?
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xxx There is at least 6 deep frames of honey with the bees covering the front half of 4 frames (in the top deep).xxxx

Everything is normal from 1-10.

If I understood correct, your bee cluster covers half of 4 frames and you have 2 deeps. Se pic.

If you have half occupation on 4 frames it is better to restrict to 5 frames and take another deep away. LOOK PICTURE

http://bees.freesuperhost.com/yabbfiles/Attachments/tiny.jpg
 
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