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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004
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    Windsor, Virginia
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    I started my second hive this year, and it has been far more productive than the first one I started last year. I have a two-part question.

    1. The bees have nearly built out all the frames in the first super I added, with many of the interior frames capped with honey. Should I add another super, take off the one super and replace it with an unbuilt one or leave only the first super on?

    2. The hive is really bustling with activity and I'm afraid that if I don't add another super, they might start thinking about swarming. Any help?

    Thanx!!

  2. #2
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    Jan 2003
    Location
    oneonta al.
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    gadzooksound's as your bee's are doing good,Glad for you.If they have the super about 80% drawn,I'd rotate & place another super,But this time of year don't expect to much,being that the honey flow is winding down.>>>>Mark

  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    Location
    kalamazoo, mi
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    what do you mean "rotate" and put another super? thanks, sarah.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I always try to make sure they have some room anytime.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Milford, MI
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    Sarah,
    What Mark meant by rotating supers is this... Set an empty super between the brood chamber and the honey super you have on now.

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    Phoenix
    http://beeholder.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
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    Jul 2004
    Location
    kalamazoo, mi
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    thanks, phoenix.

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