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I recently had a deep with all 10 frames fully capped on the top of my hive. Four frames had tennis ball sized areas of brood so I left them on the hive in the deep and put them above two empty shallows. I just checked it today, 2 weeks later, and half of every frame that used to be totally capped are now uncapped nectar. Did they move the capped honey down into the new/empty supers below? I suppose so...

I'll have to get deeper into the hive when I'm more prepared. Didn't have the time today.

Also, I saw workers fighting drones as someone posted the other day. One worker was seriously attacking a poor drone and dragging him around. I felt like knocking him out just to save him the anguish...
 

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Usually when honey starts to disappear from the supers it is a sign that the nectar flow has come to a grinding halt. You also stated the workers were removing the drones, this is another sign that the nectar flow may be over. Keep an eye on the honey stores.
 
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