Ok I have a few hives that I want them to backfill there brood chamber. Goldenrod is done. I overwinter 1 deep 1 medium. They have 1 deep and 2 med supers. Want to get them to move the honey down. Leaving the honey on because I don’t want to feed. Thanks
If you are not feeding them, they will do what they want. You can try reversing the boxes, but unless you are feeding them, they probably will not back fill the brood nest. Backfilling the brood nest usually happens when they run out of storage space and are being over fed.
You might try putting one (1) of the honey supers above your inner cover (or possibly even another empty box also above the inner cover). The bees may consider it as a source of easy robbing and move it to where you want it put. There has to be available space in the bottom boxes.
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