My Super and double brood boxes are absolutely full of honey. I’ve extracted 39lbs of honey since June from the Super, with 1 more frame (c.7lbs) to go.
Every frame in both brood boxes have either capped honey, or nectar, or a small amount of pollen.
But whereas in May/June there was plenty of brood, now there is none.
The hive is absolutely packed with bees, but I’ve not seen the Queen in the last 3 weekly inspections.
In late May there were a few cups, and early June a couple of Queen cells, but none of either since.
Earlier in the year the varroa count was huge, but after MAQS application, numbers are now very low.
Should I remove a couple of frames of capped honey from one of the brood boxes and replace them with frames with new foundation, thereby giving more room for eggs to be laid ?
Any thoughts are most welcome