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    If I add the honey super on between the two brood chambers do you think they will draw the foundation faster than adding on top? I would move them to the top when they were drawn.
    Thank You
    Pancho

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    Pancho:

    You wrote:
    If I add the honey super on between the two brood chambers do you think they will draw the foundation faster than adding on top? I would move them to the top when they were drawn.

    Reply:
    No they will not.

    But you could very easily end up with the bees raising queen cells in the top brood box and your bees swarming, leaving you with less bees to make a honey crop with.

    Sincerely,

    Dee A. Lusby

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    Let me go further for you explaining Pancho.

    If you need to super for honey and have two brood boxes.

    Put the super on top of the brood boxes. If same size frames simply pull up two open honey frames from the one below and put two new foundation frames down into their place.

    If the frames are not the same size, just place on and wait. It will take a little longer though for them to start up and in.

    Regards,

    Dee

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    Thank you I just put it on top!!
    That would have been bad,Thank's so much!

    Still Learning!
    Pancho


    [This message has been edited by pancho (edited May 24, 2002).]

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    Hey Panco,
    I don't have near the experience as Ms. Lusby so you'd be well to take her advice,but, why don't you try it and see what happens? That's one of the things that makes me enjoy keeping bees- always some expierment to try and see what they'll do. (I'll have to admit that I would take the advice of the experts too) Whatever you do, I'll bet you'll have fun watching the results.
    sparrow


    [This message has been edited by sparrow (edited May 21, 2002).]

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