add second super or wait?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by new2it, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. new2it

    new2it New Member

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    My strong hive has a medium super on. Do I wait until it is 80% capped to add another super, or only until it is 80% full of nectar?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    80% full, and covered in bees.
     

  3. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    When you say full...do you mean full of nectar or capped? Thanks.
     
  4. pistolpete

    pistolpete New Member

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    i've been told it's better to super a week early than a week too late. I was also advised that another super should go when all the frames in the first have been drawn out, but not necessarily filled.