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If you place a super of honey below the brood boxes during the summer, how long will it take for the bees to move the honey above the brood nest and clean out the comb?

Is this the easiest way of moving honey on brood comb to clean super comb?

I wouldn't want to leave it too long or the queen may start to lay in it?
 

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put the honey above the inner cover,with the top above that. scratch open a few cells to help them find it. they consider stores ABOVE the inner cover to be outside the hive (or maybe outside the defendable zone) and almost allways will bring it below the inner cover. good luck,mike
 

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I have done the following method over the past years:
Place a hive cover under the honey super.
Cut a 2" or 3" hole in a piece of plywood and place that as a cover over the top of the honey super.
Lay a queen excluder over the top cover that has the 2" to 3" hole.
Place your queen right hive over the excluder and let the bees move the honey up into the brood chamber.
The time will vary according to the time of the year and the amount of honey to be transfered.
Scratching the honey will get the bees started to move the honey and of course bees do not like the honey under their brood area.
A shade board can be added in case it's too warm for the lower super.
And if you want to, you could use a screened bottom board.
Good Luck,
Ernie
 
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