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I checked some of my hives today to see how the capping of honey had progressed. I went on to look through the brood nests and was surprised at how light the boxes were. There was a lot of empty brood comb except for some pollen and a little bit of honey.

There was brood in all stages in the hive but I was shocked to see no brood, and so little honey in the bottom box(es).

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Just a guess-You have had rainy weather and the hive before was well populated so you gave them supers for room. Before the rains started there was a good flow so they were placing the nectar/honey in the top boxes like bees do. Then the rain came so they have been consuming the honey that was down below and moving upward.
 

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Must be the case...

We have had a lot of nights in the 50's and a bit of rain at times.
 
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