New packages have been installed one week today..they have been on 1:1 sugar since installed...about how long before we add another brood box? Barefoot Belle....aka Kaveman's other half....thx
Very good advice,,,,,,If you are drawing foundation as I assume you are, when you have bees working on frames 7 and eight and they are partially drawn on the outside half, pull foundation frames 9 and 10, slide 7 and 8 to the outside and put 9 and 10 in the holes left. How long that will take to happen is unknowable. It depends on your weather, flowers blooming, night time temperatures and on and on. A few days after making sure the bees are working on the very outermost side of the frames, pull a brood frame from the middle of your brood chamber and replace it with a frame of foundation. Then place that frame of brood in the middle of your upper brood box and and set it on.
When your bees are working on frames 7 and 8 move 9 and 10 inside them! Repeat as required. I hope you get 8 deeps high!