Very happy to say that our Salvaged Hive
seems to have wintered well and is very active during this stretch of very nice weather we are having. We went through it to take a look and that inspection led to a few questions for those with more experience.
We wintered it with two deeps and a full super of honey just to be safe since we felt the brood frames were a bit light. From top to bottom we found the super still full and holding lots of bees, top deep full of bees too with lots of eggs and brood in all stages and the lower deep holding frames that were apparently previously emptied, but now being filled with pollen. Given that many of the frames are becoming quite full I'm wondering where the queen will lay when the other deep fills, which doesn't look like it will take long.
So, some typical beginner questions:
Is this normal? Will they move the pollen to make space to lay? Is there anything we should do? Swap the deeps?
Thank you for your help.