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If I were to place frames with capped and un-capped honey under a queen excluder would the bees move it up into the supers, or would I just be limiting the laying space and creating a swarming condition? I have several frames I would like cleaned out/used by the bees.
 

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So scratch all the cappings... Anything I can do to increase my chances of moving the honey and not causing swarm prep to start?
 

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If I were to place frames with capped and un-capped honey under a queen excluder would the bees move it up into the supers, or would I just be limiting the laying space and creating a swarming condition? I have several frames I would like cleaned out/used by the bees.
If you are going to move frames of honey, move frames of honey out of the brood chamber. Why do you want the bees to move honey?
 

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I think he want to fill the super and empty some deeps.

Here's what you could try:
Put an empty box above the inner cover put one or two frames you want emptied in that box. Since the super is closer and the QE is below that it should work.

I would also stick an empty frame in the middle of the brood nest as swarm prevention.
 

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I think he want to fill the super and empty some deeps.

Here's what you could try:
Put an empty box above the inner cover put one or two frames you want emptied in that box. Since the super is closer and the QE is below that it should work.

I would also stick an empty frame in the middle of the brood nest as swarm prevention.
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I think he want to fill the super and empty some deeps.
Does he have an extractor? Extract the deep frames and put those frames in the center of your deep and the bees will clean those combs and probably put the honey up above. Case solved. ?
 
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