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I'm treating a hive for mites, so I removed the honey supers. My question is, by removing the honey supers I removed the extra space in the hive. Will that cause them to feel congested and maybe cause them to swarm?
It's a 42 day treatment.
 

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It very well could, by the time, are you using Apivar? This would be a great time for you to split you colony.
 

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You could put an empty super on then if you are concerned. If they create any honey you would just need to feed it to them not extract.
 

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Wouldnt that be contaminating a valuable super with comb that he could not use again?
If that is a concern, he could also put another deep on for the same reason. Depends on how badly he wants to prevent a swarm. He could also split the hive. Whatever decision is probably going to be driven by available hive parts. I also don't always think about the contamination part since I only use natural treatments.
 
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