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  1. #1
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    Default too cold to add second box?

    My bees are ready for their second deep.. Temps this week are a bit down.. Mid 30's at night 50's & 60's during the day... Is that not a good time to add the second box?? They have roughly 8 frames drawn out and everthing says add a box.. Is it going to be better to wait till tuesday when the weather normalizes or will they be fine getting the second box now??

  2. #2
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    Default Re: too cold to add second box?

    I think right now I would shift those two undrawn frames in a few spaces so they can get those drawn. They could have it done by Tuesday, when I would add the second box. Bees use a lot of food trying to keep warm with a lot of empty space above them.
    Try it. What could happen?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: too cold to add second box?

    I agree with JS. Since they still have room, I would absolutely wait.

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    Default Re: too cold to add second box?

    You could put the new box on the bottom and then reverse it next week.

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