This recent topic never really got resolved; 2 nucs that I acquired last year arrived in single 8 frame deeps. I would like to transition them to mediums to be in sync with my other hives. Both nucs wintered with an additional 2 mediums on top. In both cases the bees, eggs, capped brood and queen are now in the mediums where there is also some capped honey in the end frames. The bottom deeps are mostly full of pollen and uncapped nectar. If I pull the deeps and place a new medium on top (probably with starter strips alternated with foundation) will it be advisable to feed syrup? I feel conflicted about removing such large volume of stores that now exist in the deeps. Also, would this be a good time to begin transitioning to small cell?