Re: Late Sept./fall congestion what to do? (in Maine)
Congratulations, you should be giving advise , not asking. The only concern I see is not being sure with the ratio of brood/bees to honey. Only way to be sure is to look.
Originally Posted by gomarciab
I see no advantage to the excluder, but then I only use them as a splitting tool. Normal year I would say leave off a new super, right now I would say put it on even if you take it off in 2 weeks unused. Double deep will protect an extra super. It has a little bit of the feel of a strange year. They could be doing dandelions in December.
Leaving an extra super on or not ? What did you do for the parent colony last year? It is the best indication of what your bees will do in your location.
4 yrs, 2 singles, 7 nucs, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.