One hive is 3 mediums and this is good for the winter.
The other hive is large full super on bottom and 3 mediums on top.
Today, I placed a queen excluder on top of the large full super in the hopes of finally being able to remove this full super. I want to go with all mediums and since I need to reduce the size of the hive for winter I thought I could do it this way.
My problem is I could not find the queen. There is brood all over the place so she could have been in that bottom super.
I do not really see the problem as if she is not in that super then the brood will hatch out in 2 weeks and I could remove that super. If she happens to be in that super, then the brood will hatch out in the other supers and I could just remove one of those. She has more than enough room to lay in the bottom super if she is trapped down there. I could also check in about 1 week to make sure she has enough room, if she happens to be trapped down there.
I have an upper entrance also so I would not be trapping any drones.
Does this sound ok to everyone here????
Let me know