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The bees don't see more than 1 box. They have one hive. They store honey from the top down and raise brood just below the stores. During the winter they move up as they eat. During the flow they move back down as the honey is stored above.
Don't worry, your situation is normal and she will move back down as the stores are replaced during the flow.
 

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IMO add it to top for honey stores. If its a box of the same dimension as others pull a frame or two of drawn comb out of another box and place in new box to get them motivated to begin working on the foundation a little quicker. If you just put a box of only foundation on they will waite till a strong flows on to move into it
 

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IMO add it to top for honey stores. If its a box of the same dimension as others pull a frame or two of drawn comb out of another box and place in new box to get them motivated to begin working on the foundation a little quicker. If you just put a box of only foundation on they will waite till a strong flows on to move into it
 

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I agree, add it to the top and, as he says, pull a frame or two, or others call it checkerboard, to get them open space without a honey cap and they will work to fill from the top, otherwise it takes them a while to realize there is space above the honey. They will never move up there unless there's a flow on without checkerboarding.
 
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