I have a question about brood and honey storage with my current hive. My goal is they store more honey in the supers than they do in the brood chambers.
I my hive consists of two-deeps and two-supers.
Level 1 (first deep on the bottom with the door) has brood, some honey, and of course Pollen on the end frames.
Level 2 (second deep) has very little brood but a lot of honey.
Level 3 (first super) comb has been drawn out nicely and is slowly becoming full.
Level 4 (second super) I added it 4-weeks ago, they still havn't drawn anything (they dont need to).
I decided to swap Level 2 with Level 1. This decision holds the rationale that, the more brood away from the door will cause more honey to be stored up higher on level 3. Also I put a drawn-out empty frame in the level 2 deep which is now near the door. It should be full of eggs shortly.
a summary of my rationale is the bees are used to brood in level 1 and store honey level 2. Now they've been swapped the bees will still go to level 2 to store honey but then move to level 3 since level 2 has more brood in it. I hope this makes sense.
Thoughts, opinions, suggestions?