here is whats next!
i took the pot and set it on a medium filled with drawn comb and honey. i then set that super and pot onto a bottom board.
i then placed 2 empty supers over the whole setup and put a migratory top in place.
my thinking is that as it was a small hive and we are still in our winter down here ( not a very cold or long winter!
) the bees needed all the brood that was in the pot.
i believe that as the spring progresses the bees will fill the comb in the pot with honey/nectar and force the queen to move down into the comb filled super.
once i think the queen is laying in the comb below the pot i will then remove the honey filled pot, remove the 2 empty supers and close the girls up in only the medium.
i have another super of capped honey that i can feed them as soon as i do this to prevent any starvation
before the flow begins.
the honey in the filled pot will be crushed and open fed back to my bees when i remove the pot from the current setup.
the pot then gets cleaned out and receives a pineapple plant that i have waiting for transplant!
no muss no fuss no waste!
anyone see any flaws other than the need to monitor for the little darlings to try and build in the open space above the pot?