[quote=“Dee, post:5, topic:4413”]
My brood box is absolutely packed with bees, so they’ve done really well over winter.
When the sun is out there’s a huge amount of activity, and although I suspect there’s little nectar being brought in, there is a lot of pollen.
The frames are packed with honey and pollen - the only problem is the space left for the queen to lay ie very little.
So to give the queen space to lay, I took out 1 frame and replaced it with new foundation, which they are now drawing out.
But I am thinking about a second brood box. As this would be for brood, would it be best to put the 2nd brood box above the original ? Its about 10 degrees C overnight, and during the day when the sun is out, its hitting 15/16 degrees.
And do the boxes simply sit on top of each other, or is there any merit in putting a board (with an access hole) between the two brood boxes ie to reduce the opportunity for bees to build comb between the two boxes
Any suggestions, gratefully received