So I went into the hive today for a routine inspection and scrapped off the excess comb that was on the top frames. Let me tell you what...we have a lot of clover going on right now and that was definately what I got a taste of today. Nothing like your first taste of your own honey. WAAHHOOOO!!!!
Some of you might remember my situation with the bottom super not filling up. Well, still no good. I left it on the bottom and granted there are bees down there doing who knows what (partying probably) comb is still not being drawn out. The top most box is packed and even though there are eggs in some of the comb from the top box, it isn't much. I remembered the foundation in the lower box was the plastic stuff and there wasn't any kind of coating on it. I thought that this could be the problem, but then as I was inspecting the top box, I saw that SOME of that comb was the same type of foundation (again without coating) and they built on that just fine.
So...my potential solution to the problem. Considering the top box had both wax and plastic foundations and the bees built quite a nest with that, I took some of the plastic foundation frames out, and replaced it with some duragilt foundation frames. I would have replaced the entire bunch of frames but I only had some much excess laying around. I guess we'll see how that works out. I didn't want to swap the boxes just yet, being that the majority of those who answered my posts agree that the bees work top to bottom. I think if what I did doesn't work out, I'll give them a swap.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.