My bees never were able to fill up their top super this year, so I wanted to consolidate the 3 half frames of honey in the top super into the lower supers...
Turns out, I have no empty frames in any of the lower supers to accommodate the switch.
Currently, I have removed all of the unfilled frames(with foundation) from the top super, because it seems that they were being used by beetles...
So, now in my top super, I have 3 frames with some honey and a bunch of empty space.
My current plan is to check back every few weeks to see if they move the honey themselves into lower storage. When it starts to get really cold, I will likely remove them so that I can have a tight hive for the winter. I could always check back on warmer winter days and feed the honey back to them if they need it....maybe I could just leave them above the inner cover of the hive??(the partial super and 3 frames)
Just a consolidation question...I am sure others have run into this issue in the past.