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I have always placed on supers when the top super was generally 70% or so filled with nectar even though uncapped. I would also lift the top super and I could tell how it was progressing. This year has been an unusual year, I have a few hives where 2 supers are generally full, the 3rd was only 15% but just loaded with bees, so I added the 4th this morning to give them room. Now that super is filled with bees..... is a split in order or should I just let them do their thing. I am using single deeps with a queen excluder. I am interested in honey and not more hives.
 

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I have answered my own question.With very active hives there are large volumes of bees and they simply go to the top super to cool off. I use screened inner covers so it is about as close to air conditioning the they can get.
 
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