I have had one successful year of bees. The set up is one brood box and flow hive and I installed a three quarter box to allow the bees to make food for winter storage (though I did not install the frames in a way to allow them to build comb correctly, ie I did not put in wire or anything like that). I took the flow hive off for winter. I’ve been feeding them sugar and water.
We opened the hive yesterday and found a healthy brood and very full. The three quarter box was a bit messy and we removed it as the comb was all over the place. I have another bee hive to set up in my backyard and the bee keeper suggested we take two brood frames from the old box and install in the new brood box and replace the old brood box with two empty wooden frames. He put the two full brood frames in the middle of the new brood box. We now have the new brood box over the old brood box. In a couple of weeks we will hope to get a swarm and separate the boxes to have two set ups
Is this a good way to set up the new brood boxes or have I ruined my very successful original brood box. Any suggestions