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My hives are in their 2nd year. I run all medium 10 frames for all my hives on mostly foundationless frames. One of my hives has finished drawing out and starting to fill a honey super and I needed some advice on adding supers. It is the 1st of May and our flow goes into June by a week or two usually. The hive has filled up almost 3 mediums of brood. The 4th medium has 4 of 10 frames of honey sealed.
Should I :
1. Add a medium super of frames (no foundation) below the one they are sealing and pull 1 frame down so that they do not draw wild comb in my foundationless frames.

2. Add a medium super of frames (no foundation) above they one they are sealing and pull 1 frame of capped honey up so that they do not draw wild comb in my foundationless frames.

3. Add a medium super of frames and pull every other frame of drawn honey into the new super and put empty frames where the hone frames were...I guess you could say that would be like a checkerboard.

4. Other suggestions.

Thanks for the assistance,
Lupester
 

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With three full mediums of brood and the flow approaching, I'd add TWO supers. If you're going foundationless, I'd put a few frames from the drawn super in each of the new supers.
 

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I do not have much experience with foundationless frames but would be inclined to put a completely emtpy super on top. With your experience drawing the brood boxes follow the principles that worked there. Pulling a drawn comb up will end up being drawn out very thick. Starting all new comb in the super should encourage them to draw it evenly.
 
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