Re: Large populations, Queen laying in the 5th medium and asters
It isn't hype. It's a personal decision predicated on the idea that mediums are easier to lift than deeps.
Queens lay in "honey supers". They don't know the difference. That's your idea. Asters have been in bloom for a while now. Differing blooms overlap. Goldenrod comes and while it is in bloom the asters start. I have been told that asters don't really yield until after a frost. We usually don't get much aster honey up here in The North Country. You might get some down there in auburn. But I would not depend on it to get your hives through the Winter.
Do you have any way to feed syrup to your hives? If you do you aught to get to it asap. Daylight's a wastin'.
Just because something is new to you, doesn't mean it is new, or revolutionary. Mark Berninghausen