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  1. #1
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    Default Nuc with empty Super on top?

    I already prepped my 5 frame Nuc with tar paper but left on an empty super. I'm a new been and I'm on Long Island. I have been feeding them using the the Mountain camper method and now I'm wondering if I made a mistake by leaving an empty super above the 5 frames. Should I leave well enough alone or should I cut back the tar paper and remove the empty super or fill it with some insulating material. They are eating the sugar just fine.



    Please need heelp asap it's really cold here today on Long Island.

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    Default Re: Nuc with empty Super on top?

    I'd say you may be safe but it's early in the winter to have them living on sugar but it may work.
    Good luck .
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 31 hives==== T{OAV}

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    Default Re: Nuc with empty Super on top?

    Should I remove the empty SUper or fill it with insulating material?

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    Default Re: Nuc with empty Super on top?

    dane, is it empty comb in the top box, and where is your sugar?
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Nuc with empty Super on top?

    empty, sugar is placed on newspaper on the five frames in the lower box. should I remove the empty super or fill it with some insulating material at this point. I hate having to cut back the tar paper etc. But I'll do whatever it takes to help them make it thru the winter

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    Default Re: Nuc with empty Super on top?

    i see, there are no frames in the top box now.

    i don't think it's hurting anything, and it will provide room for a jar feeder once it gets warm enough.

    you could crumple up some newspaper and put it in for insulation and moisture absorbtion.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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