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MJBee 

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OK so if sealed honey is restricting the brood nest you can either move them or score the cappings and let the bees sort it out.

What about pollen clogged frames? Either side of the brood I have frames where there is a small arch of honey and the area that was brood last year is solid pollen.

As I see it I have two options:-
1. move the pollen clogged frames and insert 1 frame each side of the existing brood. This gives the queen more space but does moving the pollen further away cause more problems than it cures?
2. remove 1 pollen frame and allow brood expansion one way only and leave pollen next to the brood on the other side.

Anyone had any experience of this "problem"? I never thought I would say I have too much pollen :coolgleamA:

PS 3rd option - assume bees know what they are doing and leave them to it:D
 

Poly Hive 

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It can cause a problem yes.

Move them and replace with empty combs for the brood nest expansion.

PH
 

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