Add supers on top of hive or next to queen excluder?
Wondering if it makes a difference where a honey super is placed as the honey supers are filled, at the top of the hive vs under the other honey supers. Of course no choice where to put the first honey super. But after that I was told to place the empty super beneath the full supers, and keep placing new supers in that location. This is of course more difficult because adding the fifth super and for subsequent inspections, one has to lift off the other full supers, thus creating a greater disturbance, etc.
Does it work as well to simply put the latest empty super at the top of the hive?
Does the answer to the question vary depending on whether the super has built up comb vs. new frame/foundation?
Your thoughts are appreciated!