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Ok what I have is three hive that I decided to requeen. Came back from the mountains after the sourwood flow and have good stores. About 50-60lbs. The setup I run is double deeps. The brood nest is in the bottom deep and the stores are on the top. One hive was on the way to superseed the queen. Now the question. Do I reverse hive bodies? Brood on top and honey on bottom. The one they were superseeding no big deal because I found her in the top. I know to pop all of the cells. Am going to keep queen in cage and do a delayed release in a empty super on top while feeding. Since the queen supposedly want cross capped honey it make sense to me to reverse the hive bodies. Is my thinking right? They need to take because there was very little brood in hives. Never requeened in the late summer before especially with stores this heavy. Thanks Dave
 

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Trying to change genetics. That hive was unproductive and brought in no surplus honey this year. I think today looking at them as I cut them out she had already been superseeded and maybe the hive was doing it again. Alot of empty cells. About 15,looked old,but anyhow. A couple were just about to get capped
The way I decided to requeen these was put and Imrie shim in between the deeps. My e-mentor suggested that. Makes sense to me. Delayed release. Want take cork out for 4 or 5 days,or once they look like they are playing nice. Thanks Dave
 
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