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Question. I reversed my deeps early spring- the bottom ones were completely empty of brood and stores. I put on a couple of supers. One hive has gone to town on the shallows, almost all capped. The other hives seem to be backfilling the top with nectar and very little brood. Not much seen with swarm cells. But no drawing out of the honey supers (no queen excluders on).

I have read that bees tend to fill area above brood nest with honey. Would it be worth while to re-reverse the hive bodies and move the top deeps of nectar down and brood up so that the shallows can get drawn out and filled? I'm currently trying to bait them up be putting a deep up into the shallow, but it's too early to tell if it's working.

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