I agree with your friend - if you get any honey for you this year it will be little and most likely on the fall flow. I use slightly different criteria for adding the honey super compared to the 2nd deep. I want the top box to be crowded - bees in every seam - before the super goes on. This works with regular inspections - at my more remote yards they get supers a bit sooner so that they don't run out of room between inspections.
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