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    This is my second year of beekeeping. My first two hives have overwintered amazingly well here in Maine. I'm thrilled.
    We have two new packages coming as well as two nucs (locally produced)
    I'm planning on starting the packages on small cell foundation.
    My question is, what about supering? Do I cut down small cell foundation for the supers or give them regular foundation? I will be resticting access to the supers with a queen excluder.
    Any advise will be sincerely appreciated.
    -Erin

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    Erin,
    I rather do all the same size stuff through out. It keeps things simple.

    Yes, you can just cut the foundation to fit the supers. Cut it in half and you'll get two sheets. The bees will fill the bottom in.

    Waya
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    I'm with waya, but I don't use an excluder. If you use a queen excluder it probably doesn't make any difference one way or the other.

    I cut the deep sheets in half and put half a sheet in a medium for all my frames (I don't use any deep frames). But they didn't have medium SC when I bought mine.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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