I overwinter in three mediums. The bees are now at the top box and I suspect there is nothing in the bottom box as far as stores, but I've not looked yet. If I am correct, will the queen eventually move to the bottom box and begin laying there? If I moved the bottom box to the top I know that would work and help prevent swarming, but I'd like to avoid having to do that if possible. M. Bush says he doesn't switch but I still want to know if the queen will go down to lay in the bottom. If I just add supers during the first heavy flow will that keep the bees there or is more work needed? I've seen the thread on checkerboarding and I'm not trying to start that again. Just need some clarification about what the queen will or won't do.