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Hi everyone, forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I am learning..

New bees this May, we just added our second deep because the first deep was about 80% drawn out. When you have two deeps, do you remove the top, lay it down on the inside cover and inspect the first deep also, or should I leave the first body as is and just concentrate on inspecting the newly installed upper deep?

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After the second deep is 80% full then i would inspect the bottom deep. If the bottom deep is mostiy empty when you inspect it, i would put it on top to give the queen more room to lay. Yes you can set it on the inner cover, but i like to keep an old deep hive body in the bee yard so when i'm breaking hives down i can set the hive bodies ( or supers) on top of it, those deep hive bodies can get up to over 80 lbs and lifting them off the ground can be a back breaker. Jack
 

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80 % means that you could move the undrawn outside foundation frames into spaces 2 and 9 to get them drawn out.
How old is the queen in your hive?
Ernie
It's a new hive, bees and queen installed this May.
 
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