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Hello,

There's a lot of discussion on this site about space for the bees, and overcrowding.

I was wondering what quality space is for bees in the hive? Is it empty foundation? Is it drawn comb, without contents. Frames with a mixture of pollen, honey, brood, etc.

I ask this as I am T minus 21 hours before my first extraction. When I pull the honey super, I will remove space from the hive. This will undoubtedly have an effect on the hive. Of course, the comb is full of honey, so it has limited utility for the bees.

You probabaly get what I'm after.

Thanks.

DG
 

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If when you pull your super, and you feel the bees won't have enough room, either put on another one if available, or extract the one you pull and place back on the hive. With the current heatwave, it would be better to have more room, than not enough.

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