Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?
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    Default Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    I just discovered a deadout super that I left in one of the freezers.
    Until the Goldenrod hits, is there any reason I shouldn't hit it with a heat gun and then place it on top of the hive for a few days?
    Plenty of honey and pollen, along with everything else that a deep has to offer.
    The question is what to do, and the answer, as always, is complicated by a muddle of reason, emotion, and doubt.

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    Default Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    if the hive doesn't need any resources, I would save the frames for next season to boost a package or split. Don't use a heat gun rather let them warm naturally for 24 hours. You would probably melt the wax in order to get a honey frame to warm from freezing.

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    Default Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    Oh, it’s thawed. The heat gun thought was to uncap..
    The question is what to do, and the answer, as always, is complicated by a muddle of reason, emotion, and doubt.

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    Default Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackam View Post
    Oh, it’s thawed. The heat gun thought was to uncap..
    Why would you want to uncap before putting in the hive? There really is no need to uncap if you are putting into a hive as an added resource. The bees will figure out how to get to the honey.

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