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When adding supers, is it better to add above or below a filled super? I've done both but never looked for or noticed a difference with outcome. :scratch:
 

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I've done it both ways and I seem to have my best results when I put the empty super directly on top of the brood boxes and any filled or mostly filled supers on top of the empty.
 

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I've done it both ways and I seem to have my best results when I put the empty super directly on top of the brood boxes and any filled or mostly filled supers on top of the empty.
yup agreed this seems to work better for me too.
 

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I top super as well. The bee's don't have to travel as far to unload. When I have multiple supers on I tend to move the ones closest to being capped down. My entrances are below the honey supers.
 

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I've done it both ways and I seem to have my best results when I put the empty super directly on top of the brood boxes and any filled or mostly filled supers on top of the empty.
Agree works well and also then when removing I have the full, capped, supers on top and do not have to move a supper that is not filled out to get to one that is ready to harvest.
 

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What if you’re adding a super with foundation and not comb?

Any boxes I add from now on this season will be foundation. I wondered if i would have better luck getting comb drawn in a box placed above a super with drawn/filled comb. If they’re already above the excluder, are they more likely to draw comb?

Not to hijack the thread, just expand it...
 

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What if you’re adding a super with foundation and not comb?
I put undrawn foundation directly on top of the excluder, with mostly capped or mostly nectar filled & already drawn foundation above it. I've also put a few drawn empty frames near the center of the undrawn foundation box, checkerboarded in with the undrawn foundation.

I've also had good results with just empty foundation on top of the excluder...especially when a good flow is on. They will build it out if they need it.
 

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I use top entrances as well as bottom, so the bees don't have to travel far if I add new supers on top.
 
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