Thanks elmer_fud, we are keeping this post alive i guess...
Do you put the new super (of foundation only) on top of the Brood Nest but under the the drawn -nectar filled Supers or above the filled supers.
I have 3 filled supers (one is fully capped) and added a new super of foundation only above the brood nest but under the 3 filled supers. I was originally not using a queen excluder, but since I supered I found that the queen had started laying in the newly drawn comb in the foundation super, so I moved the queen down and added the excluder. Any suggestions of how to manage this better? I think there are only a few weeks left of the "summer flow" before we hit the July dearth.
I was told somewhere to add frames of drawn comb on the outsides (1,10) to help the bees climb up to the upper supers as well?
Thank you for the responses,
This thread is 10 years old, and reddingridge has not been online in about 5 years, so I would not expect a response.
That said, I always place my supers on top. I typically add new ones under the partially fllled one or mix the empty frames in with the drawn ones. I have not tried putting the super under the brood nest, and I suspect the hive may just move the brood nest downward since they naturally want the honey above them in the winter.