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Its my 2nd year and the girls are getting comb built up better than last. I have a few hives that are about 1/2 way built up and filled on the 2nd deep.
All my supers are just foundation or empty frames.
My question is, When should I add the supers due to no comb? Will the girls start building comb now saving time when they can put nectar in? I know what to do if there was comb built up but since they dont, should I add now or still wait till they fill another couple frames in the deep? :?:
 

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They will fill the existing box before starting on the next one. Wait until the 8th or 9th frame is full before adding more.
 

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What happens if you add a 2nd deep before the 8th or 9th frame is full? Is there harm in adding it too early?
I had 6-7 frames full before leaving for a 2 week vacation and added the 2nd deep prior to leaving.... any harm done?
 

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No harm done if the flow continues and they keep drawing comb. If they don't, they will start removing chunks of foundation from the upper box.

I think you should still have plenty of flow left, tho.
 
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