Re: How much honey to leave on hive?
I am nto really sure how much they should have. I know that my goal has been for them to have one deep for brood and one for there honey stores. and as of today they finally have reached that goal. I am so tickled I could just spit. I placed them in a ten frame deep back in may. they quickly drew out two deeps of frames but then took the last 4 to 5 weeks ignoring the med super I added. It really has had me on edge because I was not sure if this was a problem or not. I have to say that going through that upper deep this morning finding very heavy frame after frame of honey was a big relief.
We have fairly mild winters here so I am suspecting my bees will be active more than is typical. this also means they will need more honey to get through winter. This one deep amounts to 90 lbs I think. I need to verify that. I hope they will also manage to fill at least one med super as insurance but think I am on the safe side at the very lest. i can always get them through with feeding if I absolutely have to. but 120 lbs of honey I am thinking would be plenty.
Just some comment from another person looking at the same issue you are.
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