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I've got a hive that is two deeps. The upper deep is packed full of honey. I've had a medium super with foundation on top but they just haven't drawn any comb on it for nearly a month now. Should I remove all the honey in the upper deep and replace with frames of foundation and let bees draw it out so that the queen can lay more? Seems like it might be honey bound.
 

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What is in the brood chamber? Is your queen laying? Does she have room?

If she has no room, I'd pull all the honey from the deeps, extract and give them the emptys to work on from now until goldenrod starts stinking things up.
 

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Here in Southern Ohio the summer is usually hot and dry while the Fall flow is never guaranteed, Tennessee is not to far from my location and I would not feel comfortable extracting their winter stores unless you plan on feeding later. You could take a look at the brood chamber since you are concerned but more than likely the bees have everything just the way they want it. If you have a super I would place it on top and the bees will draw it out as needed, if they don't feel its needed then they are the best judges of that. :)
 

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What is in the brood chamber? Is your queen laying? Does she have room?

If she has no room, I'd pull all the honey from the deeps, extract and give them the emptys to work on from now until goldenrod starts stinking things up.
I agree with Greg, except I'd extract all but the two outside frames. This gives the queen room to lay and leaves them with stores; and you don't have to worry about them drawing comb. At this time in the season I believe the comb production starts to subside unless you feed.
 
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