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Hi,

I have a basic question extracted my honey and the bees have cleaned up the supers. Should I remove the empty supers or leave them in place? I'd like the bees to concentrate their efforts in the lower sections of the hive.

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DKBee
 

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Depends on if you have another flow before winter in your area! If you do then i would keep atleast a super on the hive or hives until the flow is completely over.
 

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If I harvest in the spring/summer, I put them back on because we usually get a fall flow here. Surplus fall honey can be harvested or re-distributed among the hives for the winter. If I harvest in the fall, I only put them back on for the bees to clean them up. Then, they come back in the barn, get treated with BT and stored for the winter.
 
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