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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    Champaign, IL, USA
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    Default what if I leave a super on?

    what is the worst situation over the winter if I leave a super with not capped honey in a colony?
    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    Location
    Maryville, tn, usa
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    Default Re: what if I leave a super on?

    worse case without a queen excluder they move up into super in late winter and eggs are layed and you have a super with brood. Worse case with a queen excluder they move up into the super and leave the queen below and she dies. I'm sure there are some other possibilities

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Peace River, AB Canada
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    Default Re: what if I leave a super on?

    How heavy is the super?
    Worse case is they move up into the super and starve.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
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    Utica, NY
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    Default Re: what if I leave a super on?

    Worst case is you find out what happens and then you can report your findings on beesource.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Boxford, Massachusetts, USA
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    Default Re: what if I leave a super on?

    From experience... The queen will probably lay eggs in it. But you won't have to worry as much about them starving.

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