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It is simple. On the top bars of your top box. Lay a single sheet of newspaper down and for you and me that means also on top of the bees at the top of that box. Place your shallowest super over the news paper trapping bees underneath and spray the newspaper with water. Slowly pour the sugar in the center of the area the cluster occupies. That allows them to get down under the top bars. I would put a ten pound bag on. What they do not get eaten will turn into lumps that can be used for syrup later. Put the lid back on. Put insulation over the lid. If this closes your upper entrance, bore a 1 inch hole in your upper brood box right below the handhold. If you didn't have an upper entrance, you needed one. That is how I do it. Works very nicely and I am going out today to replenish it when the temperature is supposed to reach freezing.

If I lifted a hive and it felt dangerously light, I would do the same procedure any day when the wind wasn't blowing.
 
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