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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    lamar county, mississippi, USA
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    170

    Default remove super or not

    hey ya'll
    was wondering if i should remove the super i left on over winter! its very warm down here in south mississippi, 77 deg. they are collecting pollen, and i was wondering if i removed the super would it intice them to put some more guards at the entrance and more bee's to go out and forage, instead of trying to wonder about in the super! only one guard at entranc and have noticed yellow jackets trying to get in.
    kindest regards
    brad
    God helps those who help themselves, the government helps those who don't want to work!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    owensboro,ky
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    2,240

    Default Re: remove super or not

    Removing the super will have no effect on number of guards or foragers.
    Restrict your entrance to one bee width to help with robbers
    Good Luck, Mike
    "Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy" Ben Franklin

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Evansville, IN
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    Default Re: remove super or not

    I would leave it and reduce the entrance down.

    Very likely the bees will be storing nectar in there shortly anyway, and you don't want to break the seal between boxes -- the bees glued it all up in the fall, and cannot fix leaks right now.

    Peter

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    lamar county, mississippi, USA
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    Default Re: remove super or not

    thanks ya'll,
    hope ya'll have a good spring, and good honey harvest!
    God helps those who help themselves, the government helps those who don't want to work!

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