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Thread: Adding a super.

  1. #1
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    Default Adding a super.

    When I add my 1st super on each of my hives should I keep the feeder on until the comb is drawn from the plastic foundation and then remove it once honey is starting to be stored? Or... instead, I have advised by a local beekeeper to remove my bucket feeders when they next run out and don't refill them with honey coming in, which will be before the second deep is even 1/4 the way drawn out yet. Thanks, juzzerbee

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    Default Re: Adding a super.

    If there is foundation to be drawn, feed feed FEED!

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    Default Re: Adding a super.

    Well, rule of thumb, stop feeding when supers are installed, otherwise what you will be harvesting down the road will NOT be honey.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Adding a super.

    you have to ask yourself 'do you want honeybees or sugar bees".
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: Adding a super.

    I don't feed if I have supers on. Period. Doesn't matter if the comb is drawn or not. If there's a flow on they can draw out and fill a super in a matter of days.

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