Bee O Pac and Full boxes ?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by An-Nahl, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. An-Nahl

    An-Nahl New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have one of my hives that is thriving and doing quite well...

    ...the questions I have, 10 frame bottom box was at 80% early in the seaon, added another box, this box is filling with honey (about 80-90% full with some brood on 1st frame of 9)

    I added a small box/super on the top (wax is drawn out), should I remove the top smaller super place it under the honey filled super (middle) to leave room for brood? Then add the Bee O Pac frames with a small box to the top?

    Hope this is clear... thank you in advance! ...Miss you guys!

    Paul
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    Glad to see you back.

    If this was April, I would say yes. Since it is July, I don't think the bee-o-pac will be used this year, unless your honey flow is MUCH, MUCH stronger than I realize.
     

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    thasnk you, good to see you too ID!

    flow seems strong... "much, much" would not apply... so as you stated I will wait on the bee o pac

    would I be better off still putting the smaller box in the middle to make room for more brood while the upper deep fills?
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    They will most likely fill the middle box first. They don't like holes in their nest.

    Of course, they like to do the unexpected, too, so it isn't a for sure thing.

    Usually the bee-o-pacs are put on a booming hive at the beginning of a strong flow, as they hate to work them and won't until they have to.