Why only one box of foundation at a time?
I have always heard, and always followed, the time honored advise of adding only one honey super with foundation at a time until that one is 80% drawn and then add another. I also have always used ten frames of foundation in a ten frame super with the frames centered, and tight to one another.
My question is this, what will the bees likely do if I add 2 or even 3 supers of foundation with 10 frames in a ten frame box centered and tight to one another? My guess is that they will "chimney" up the middle before they fill out the edges, but will they eventually fill the frames? I am using wired wax w/ cross wires.
Thanks for any experience you share; I am curious, but not curious enough to want the mess, if it has been done before with a negative result.
4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
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