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I'm going to all mediums. I have placed the deeps above QE with top entrance and the queen down below. After all the brood has emerged, I plan on turning the deep upside down still above the QE.
Will this work or do I need to put the deep above the IC upside down?
I really don't want to go above the IC due to the SHB's.

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its not clear to me what you intend to do with your deeps after the brood emerges. if left above the excluder, they will become honey supers. if left above the excluder upside down,the bees will ignore them, but the SHB's wont.
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I'm phasing them out. Once they are empty they will be removed.

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then once the brood has emerged, put them above the I.C. scratch open any capped honey cells, and they'll clean'em out. couple days at most.
hope you are gonna sell'em or store'em correctly.
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Placing boxes upside down will not accomplish anything.

Once the brood is out, I would just place the deeps in a place bees could rob out any remaining honey.
 

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If you put the mediums on top and leave them over winter, come next spring the bees will be in the top and the bottom will most likely be empty and you can pull it off. If you're not patient enough for that, do a cutout.
 
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