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  • I've a large busy colony that expanded into a second brood box this summer with 2 supers above. A recent inspection revealed both supers still had plenty of uncapped honey and the top brood box was full of sealed honey, except for the middle 3 frames which had empty centres. Any advice for winter? This was not what I'd expected to find!
    • Elaine, This is not untypical behaviour in the autumn. As the bees in the top brood box hatch out and the queen is laying at a slower rate the bees fill up the hatched out cells in the top box with honey. I guess that they do this to keep the stores near the brood in the bottom box.