As I performed some hive inspections today, I observed that the queen had eggs larva and brood everywhere she could, however it was focused in the center 4 upper and lower frames of a double deep hive. counting frames going across the hive, frames 3 and 8 had massivve amounts of pollen, leaving only a 2" circle that had larva in it. Frames 2 and 9 had some pollen but mainly left over honey from fall, and 1 and 10 were heavy with honey, both new nectar and capped honey from last year. I pulled frames 3 and 8, spread out the four center frames and dropped in two new frames to open the brood nest some. There is plenty of other pollen avalable on other brood comb, and they are bringing in lots of fresh pollen.
Is there a way to coerce the girls to remove pollen to make more room for egg laying? its truly beautiful straight comb and is new as of last year so I hate to cut it out and lose it.