Currently this is what this hive configuration looks like. I plan to split it later. I have not been in the bottom boxes since early last year so I don't know if they are using it. I know that the deep is being used for brood as it is full of brood, and the top is full of honey. I want o get into the bottom boxes and if there is no brood reverse the hive. When can I do that as far as time of year, temps, flow, swarm season etc? What other considerations should I have? This colony may swarm this year as it is huge. How far away and what orientation to the hive should my swarm traps be?