I have three hives. All three are booming. I have two deeps on each that the bees are using fully and have built out completely. I added a medium super (again on each) that they have filled with capped honey. So this weekend I added another medium to each hive.
I believe that we are at the end of the flow here in Charleston, WV. So I dont expect them do much more in this new super until the goldenrod blooms.
My question - Why do we leave the full super on the hive? I see pictures and vids of other beekeepers with 3 or more full supers on the hive when they finally harvest. Is there a reason to leave them? Or just so they can all be harvested at the same time?