This time of year I'd expect them to get backfilled, probably. I still see a lot of drone brood in some of my hives.
Yes, I think my hives catch ShrinkingBroodnestAsitis (SBA) in the fall.
I've spent this summer drawing a lot of new comb out for supers and I think I'm paying that price for only having 60% as many supers as I should. Except for the strongest colonies, the drone combs are looking a smidgin spotty in terms of drone brood, but are getting pretty heavy with all those backfilled cells.
Is it a safe bet to shift them to the outside positions for the winter? I'd like to not have them in the target spring cluster area until I'm ready to start using them again.
Thank you very much [everyone] for your time and your responses!