I am a student of the unlimited brood nest method and have been using it for the past two years or so. This year things are a bit different in my hives and I have a few, hopefully not too stupid questions. I am using 2 deeps as brood and mediums for honey supers, no excluder. (I know this would all be better if I was using only mediums but I am not). In the past there has always been 2 or three frames in the second deep of honey in the 1,2 or 9, 10 spots that I have been able to pull and replace with empty frames. This year in all of my hives, not the case, I have wall-to-wall brood in both the first and second deep. One hive had a small cluster of drone just barely starting in the honey super, so the queen might be moving up there.
My question is what is move best move here, add a third deep and pyramid up with a few frames of brood from the second deeps or hope the queen moves up into the mediums? I don’t have any deep frames of honey or comb left so it would have to be foundation and the brood.
Any suggestions are appreciated.