What is a good way to help out my hives from backfilling so darn much, I have added supers, usually 1 deep or 2 and some 1 medium , some are drawn comb and some aren't.
I have recently went through the hives and pulled out honey from the 2nd deep and checkered it with new foundation for them to draw between the brood combs ready to hatch, trying to force them to use up some of the honey to make combs I then put the honey I pulled out and put in the super.
Is there something else I can do to help slow down the backfilling , I don't have anymore drawn combs left and I have lots of supers to go on, just not really helping the situation.
We had them in Blueberry fields for pollination and they came back honey bound in the 2 deeps, they went out with 1 full deep and the 2nd with a couple empty combs and 8 ne foundation to draw out for the 3 weeks they were there.
I guess this stuff happens when you work 2 full time jobs.
Swarming... YUP ! had lots of that going on, caught some, lost some. I asked them not to do those sorts of things and they didn't listen to me.