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If I run singles deep 10 frame hives with a queen excluder and one drawn shallow super in the fall will the bees work to fill the super or will they ignore it and backfill the broodnest?
 

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Neither, both or something in between. It depends on their income and the speed it is stored. The bees are hard wired to store honey above their brood comb. If the brood extends to the top of the brood box, the bees will tend to store surplus above the excluder immediately above the brood.
 
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