Re: Dumb Question: What is the difference between a super box and a hive box?
I've never known how the word super came into use, be interesting if someone could explain that.
When I was a commercial beekeeper the word super was rarely or never used, they were called boxes. It was used for putting boxes on over the queen excluder for honey storage though, which was called "supering up". I think sometimes in any trade, words that are spoken often become the easiest one to say. "Super", is harder to say than "box". "Supering up", is easier to say than "putting on honey boxes".
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).