I've a got an Italian colony in a double deep setup that I would like to leave with an extra shallow super of honey due to our winters up here. My question is if I administer APIGUARD with out pulling that super, will the frames inside it be forever lost for human safe honey production?
I guess I could pull the super, apply the APIGUARD, then reinstall after it's all done with. It just seems like it might be more work and more aggravation to the bees then necessary.
Also, what's the thoughts on feeding while the APIGUARD is on? I would be using a top feeder. I was curious if it was a waste of time or if the bees just continued business as usual while being treated.