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Hi all new beekeeper from Ut. We just did a check today and one of our hives has already 100% pulled the second brood chamber. It dosen't look like it's filled with honey yet just lots of nectar and capped brood. It seems really soon to be adding a honey super to a new hive I assumed we wouldn't really get any honey this year being a new hive and all. Is this normal timing? Should I wait until the frames are full? Any suggestions?
 

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doesn't matter what it is filled with.. if it's full then they need room to put stuff.. probably due for a super. others may chime that disagree..
 

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Put a super on. Worst case they won't use it. If they have nectar to store and turn into honey, they will do so, but not if there is no super in place!

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If they need more space and you don't provide it they will swarm and find their own space.
They will decide to swarm some time before they actually go and once they've decided their most difficult to stop.
 

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Pull two frames out of the center and replace with foundation. Put those two frames in the center of another box of foundation. Observe progress.
 

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simbly add a super with only two frames! and see how the bees will react, after a
4-7 days open the hives and check the frames, if the bees needed this space then they will have had covered them and started bulling them out and filling them with nectar.
if the frames still clean with only few bees on them and you don't sence that the bees are working on them then your bees defenetly don't need that space and they still working the second brood!
 
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