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on both of my Lang hives. I have one deep and a super right now trying to build them up. Do you need an excluder or just let em work it out?
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Down here we don't need double deeps. I run 3 meds and or a deep and a med for winter. depending on where you are in Sugar Valley...you may need two but not likely. Sometimes i wish i had an excluder, but i let them work it out...
 

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I would take off the excluders. I havent had them lay in the supers unitl i had a laying worker hive a couple of months ago. If she decided to go up into the super, then I let her, as i figure she has a reason, but i havent seen too much capped brood up there.

SHB's seem a little worse here this year, but then again, i got some Nucs that had them. Haven't seen but a couple of larvae and they were wax moths. I keep the hives very strong and do not give them too much room for the SHB, Full Sun and they handle them on their own. No traps, nothing so far!
 

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Personally I would be running two deeps or the equivalency there of no matter where I lived. Why limit the brood chamber?
So each must decide which way to go, neither actually hurt anything. IMO
I don't limit the brood chamber and as a matter of fact, they actually decide what the chamber is as I do not run an excluder. Here where i live we don't get really cold albeit we do have cold snaps and to me, in my opinion, double deeps is overkill although i wont restrict where she goes, I let them handle that on their own...but thats just me
 
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