Will bees go up into the super to get honey for the brood if there is no more honey in the brood box?
I have a hive with 5 frames of bees/brood, 2 more drawn frames, and 3 more frames of undrawn wax foundation. There are 2 supers about 80% full on top of the hive body. I assumed the bees would work the empty frames of foundation and store some honey in the hive body, but for months they have not, they only store it in the supers. So, last time I checked, honey is getting very low in my hive body, but plenty above in the supers. Yes, there is an excluder. And there is not a lot of nectar coming in right now. thanks for any help. I wasnt sure how to search the forum for this.