None of this makes any sense to me. Adding empty frames and even full frames. Full frames should have been added a month or more age. Reducing a colony in Dec to one med?
They were still gathering last month. Then the temps dropped and stayed in the 30s and 20s except one day that rained. The top box that had the three frames of honey, they started pulling the honey down so I waited a week and they started filling it back up. I didn't want to go in during the cold snap and today seemed like the best day to pull that top box off. Now that I know that the cluster is in the medium, I figure that I should check the deep. If it's empty and no honey, why force the extra room on the bees to keep heated?
Just my thought on it. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will let me know.