You running/using triple shallows or mediums (I’d guess medium) …?? Yah ! That one could be a pain ( n remembering which n where )… That’s why I keep notes in a individual notebook on each of mine. Heck ! Remembering just what I did n where on 6 to 8 hives ain’t happening.
Here’s yours n my setups. I use double deeps with shallow honey supers To keep weight down I’m moving over to all 8 frame wide hive bodies n several are cedar to save on weight. Since this coming Spring 2018 will be my third season all but a could shallow frames are still only frames with foundation only.
Since our 2017 season was so hot n dry (a dreath) here in the Puget Sound region S.E. of Seattle my bees really didn’t get much of a forage push upstairs into my shallows or Flow-Super again my second season. So to acquire several needed drawn shallow frames I pulled a could of drawn deeps with honey n stored in my freezer for autumn/winter preparation. I there was just enough foraging my girls drawn out the two shallow frames with extended comb below the bottom shallow frame bar. The extension comb I’m cutting off the comb extension n rubber banding into empty shallows so my drawn resources (shallow drawn) has doubled now by this method.
When I pulled the two (now) drawn frames n repaace them with the deep honey frames I have a head start of four drawn shallow frames to encourage my colonies up into the shallow honey supers this next late Spring or Summer.
BTW… if your running mediums just where did you come up with one or more deep frames to fill those slots. (Just nosy/curious) …
I figured my shallow building process by chance. My first year ((Season 2916) I caught a nice swarm n had popped them into a wood Nuc box I built. At the time all my deep frames except four were in use in my three original starter hives. (Hadn’t beefed up my extra resiourse yet).
So i try not to get flustered too much but called it helpful learned events or times. As for your deep frame … Don’t panic n don’t sweat the small stuff. Your doing great n you’ll have it all worked out n on to more pressing issues soon enough. We’ve all been there n done our own share of boo boo’s n screw-ups.
Good luck n enjoy ,