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    Rochester, Washington, USA
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    When adding boxes w/new foundation, should they be placed below a super that has honey or can you place it above????

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    There are a lot of factors that influence the bees' ability/willingness to draw out wax. My experience tells me in the Spring of the year, if the bees need the space, they'll find a way to draw it out regardless of where in the hive it's located. But personally, I believe, since there is a "season" for pulling wax and the bees won't necessarily do it all year long, I'd put the new foundation as close to the brood nest as possible to make it easier and faster for the festooning bees to get to work.

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