* I would then take three frames of brood from the bottom chamber and place it into the middle of the second chamber. * I would place three drawn frames into the bottom chamber.
when you add the third deep, reason is that hive is getting too much bees or honey and pollen is filling combs.
*** If it is cold in late spring, I put the whole third box lowest. - more room for bees...
*** If honey flow has started, I put third box topmost.
- If there is too much honey in second box, I lift them up but in the middle of third box I move 3-4 brood frames.
For honey they have 7-6 frames.
- I don't touch into first box.
- To second box I put 2-3 foundations between brood frames.
- To third box I may put 2-3 foundations too.
- To sides of second deep I put empty drawn combs.
REASON: 1) Around brood area I arrange more room for eggs.
2) On sides empty room for pollen and nectar that bees feel that tey hace space
3) Fillde frame up to periferia that bees need not handle honey any more.
4) If there is old honey or winter sugar in frames, I put them between larva frames.
So bees unburden old pollen and honey and molbilize them. Brood will be in these combs later.
*** Summer is going on, and bees are more and let's hope, honey is coming in.
*** Next week when you add third box, you need to give more room.
*** If third box is full of brood, reverse the second and third box . Bees lift honey to fourth box from the area of brood.
*** This is time when yout ought to do swarming inspections
. During this job you may arrange frames, you may add foundations and keep free space for brood and honey. The lowest box is mostly for pollen.
**** !!! When you add emty super combs add them allways just over the brood area. Never mind if queen goes there and lay. When brood is capped you lift frames top and give new empty combs over brood area.
*** When you inspect for swarming, you may need fourth deep where you lift all food combs from sedonf and third box.
Some hive may gather 1,5 box pollen. That is valuable material and just arrange more room for laying. Mad pollen gatherers are often good brood raisers.