Hello, Name is Jim.
I posted last year around this time, and about two weeks ago, I started my first hive. When I called the gentleman I purchased my hive from, he informed me that he had already sold all of his packaged bees, but he would sell me an unpainted hive. I was instructed to paint the hive, and then he would transfer one of his hives into my box. All went well, and the bees are doing great. Last week I put the second box on top with fresh wax frames, and a queen excluder in between. After a couple days I didn't see any movement. I was instructed to move a frame from below without brood, to the top. The frame I moved was a frame that the bees had begun to build comb. There have been a few bees on this frame in the top section, and there is some honey being stored in this comb.
I did see another frame below that was completely covered with comb and honey, and they had began to cap the comb in the upper corner. I wanted to move this one to the top, but it looked as if there were a couple cells that had brood. Would it be advisable to move this frame to the top, or should I just let everything be?