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Like my last post mentioned a hive has just about the entire top brood chamber still in stores. If I start feeding will I be in danger causing the hive to become "honey" bound? Should I just let it go.... I had been thinking if I could keep their stores up until the flow I would get more honey but maybe that is to greedy?
 

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Pull the honey stores and put in empties. You can use the honey combs in splits or in the fall if they didn't get enough stores on. They need room to lay or they will swarm. You will want to feed if you are adding new comb.
 

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Why feed if they have a box full of syrup/honey already?
Bees are often inspired to grow their population, more, if they are bringing in new resources, than if they have plenty of stored resources.

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Lots of feeding can inspire colony growth and swarming, but nothing can really, "force" swarming. Some management practices can help colonies grow into a desire to swarm, but nothing I know can guarantee the bees will swarm, on cue, or even at all.
 
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