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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Kansas City, MO

    Default supers over winter? how many?

    A few of my hives are a deep on bottom with supers on top. I didn't have the deeps available when I needed them so I used supers. The hives are in north central mo. Will one deep with 1 super be enough to leave them for winter?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Pepperell, MA.

    Default Re: supers over winter? how many?

    Chock full, maybe. I'd be more comfortable with more stores above it. Keep in mind, it's not just the's the following spring that gets you. I rarely lose hives due to starvation in the winter. I lose them when they burn through stores before I can get food to them in March and even April.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  3. #3

    Default Re: supers over winter? how many?

    I winter in one deep plus two mediums minimum. I feel comfortable about stores with one deep plus 3 mediums or two deeps plus 1 medium.
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper


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