Ted just read your post, and also looked up the term entrance reducer. I know what one is now. Ok, now my bees are entering the super with the messy comb in it. Messy meaning honey and brood all mixed together. The queen is in there somewhere. These bees are still in this hive and working, this is why I assume the queen's still there. My bees are entering from two SMALL corners into this comb box. (for lack of a better term) Both entrances are very small with many bees always crowded around these. Would this work the same as an entrance reducer? The top of the "top" super with the new waxed frames is opened enough for bees to enter. Some are just now taking this route. What they're doing I don't know. Hopefully starting to "frame up". Have that shallow super underneath the comb box (shouldn't be there I know, my mistake, but's full of honey that's dripped down. This equals food, so I'm not messing with it.) bees are entering there also too to eat I assume.
What's my question? Dang I type so slow I forgot.
Ok now I remember, will these two small entrances work the same as frame reducers? Hope so as I'm not going to monkey with this setup. My goal is to get these bees through this "unsettled" period and then come spring, purchase ALL NEW frames, supers, etc. My boxes are old, hence the corner (warped) entrances. I'm hooked on this bee stuff!! No turning back now. Thanks!