2nd year here, and running into trouble even with just one hive, because it's not at all like the 1st year!
Bees swarmed last month (oops), but I now have brood and eggs again. But - it's in the 2nd box from the bottom.
Bottom deep box is largely empty - some "rims" of honey and a little pollen here and there.
2nd deep box - "rims" of honey, and filling in with brood.
3rd deep box - starting to fill with nectar
4th medium (top) box - nearly full of nectar, some capped
I have heard, and read, that bees want to work "upward". Will my queen be able to figure out that there's plenty of space below in box 1, or will she be stymied by the nectar filling in box 3?
Should I rearrange boxes, or frames, or leave well enough alone?