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Our two brood chambers are doing well. There are still a few frames that are not built-out. It's getting late in the season (CT) and I'm thinking that if I don't add a super soon, the comb will not get built out and the hive won't have enough honey for the winter. I'm sorry if that's just ignorant, but this is our first year with beekeeping. I do recall seeing a lot of nectar stored on some of the existing frames, but I wonder if that will be enough to maintain the hive all winter. Also, how long will the bees have to gather nectar and pollen? We do have golden rod, mums, pumpkins, and some other late-blooming flowers around.
 

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On when to add a new super - the general rule of thumb is to add a new super when the previous one is 80% full.
 

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You can throw one on for the fall flow. They will store honey in deep frames in fall, start backfilling and reducing the size of the brood nest area, they use no more than 10 deeps for brood, thats at max brooding, the rest is honey and pollen.
 
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