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No honey in super.

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to understand what is going on with one of my hives.

My hive is pretty strong, but not collecting much honey. There is ton of traffic at the entrance, but they have not touched the super at all.
The configuration of the hive is confusing. Top deep is full of brood, but the bottom one is full of pollen and some honey here and there. Almost no brood in the bottom deep. I don't remember seeing this kind of hive structure in the past.
Is this normal?
How do I encourage them to store honey in the super?
Should I reverse them to move pollen and honey on the top of the hive?

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reverse your brood boxes it should help put the queen in the bottom box
IF? you have a queen excluder on GET RID OF IT!! Aslo you could be honey bound? In any case they are using the space available as they see fit. They will move things arround once they have free access to the supers. Just my 2 cents worth.
I am not using queen excluder, and there is plenty of room for them to store honey. Most likely I'll try reversing hive bodies to bring brood nest down, and keep pollen/honey on the top.
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