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Received both packages and installed April 18, Just added my third medium, lower had all brood and a couple honey, upper was all honey. I added another medium under the lower but just as well why could I not add another to the top for more honey production? I was concerned at keeping the brood efficiently in production....Wow! I'm questioning my timing. Last week there was absolutely no honey in that upper. I know it's best to let them do their thing. Hopefully they will build comb quickly! Secretly I was hopping to be able to do a split. My northern most hive is further along than the southern.....saw newly laid eggs, searched for both queens (not found yet) larve, a few drone cells, propolis everywhere....I could have spent hours just looking at everything.
 

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I was told to put honey supers on in two (at a time). Others might say something different, but if I were you, and they were loading honey that fast, I'd put two on top.
 

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I also would add a honey super. I don't know about where you are but here when/ if it happens it happens fast. Your either ready or you miss it.
 

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why would you add a super below the lower? just place them on top, by the time winter comes in troy you will need 3 mediums as brood chambers. Bees tend to like to work upward. adding a shallow below the existing brood chamber the bees may not fill it, or barely use it. You will also have to pull the hive apart to inspect progress. Ideally what you are looking for with is to enter winter with the lower full of bees and brood with some stores, and the two uppers full of honey and bees. any over that is for you or as a cushion.
 

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Update to should I, would you?

Checked both hives this afternoon. The northern hive did well, drew out most all the comb to 70-80% in both mediums I added, I failed to mention I had placed two frames into the lower with honey, pollen and brood to draw them lower and replaced the other with foundation obviously. The upper most had drawn out as well and some already full of nectar and pollen, couldn't quite tell if eggs were present. This hive is forging onward. So I left all boxes as I had arranged last Tuesday. The southern hive is a bit slower so I put them into proper sequence. Medium Box that was about 60% drawn I moved upward and place the original lower back. Second medium had lots of capped and open brood. This hive seems a bit slower than the other, I didn't want to push it by checker boarding (proper term?).

Amazing to hear them chewing, and observing them orienting, fanning, and you would think their head butting would give quite a headache! What's the psi of force on that????:scratch:
 
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