new super or wait?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by JUDELT, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    I just went out and checked one of my strongest hives -3 weeks ago i added a 2nd brood box , the beekeep i got them from already had 1 super on them. Today one side of each frame is full of white capped honey! my question- will the bees fill the other side or should i add another super?
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    they will fill the other side. I would put another super on especially if you are wanting to draw out comb
     

  3. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    Thanks, do i put the super under the current one or above it? so many questions......
     
  4. pturley

    pturley New Member

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    Regarding adding spring supers I was told: "When in doubt, add..."
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    You could add the second super right on top of the first, pulling up a couple of capped frames of honey to bait them up to draw out more comb. You could bottom super but there is always a risk of the queen coming up and laying in any new comb that's being drawn, unless there is a good honey barrier in your top deep. While you are at it, just turn around any frames that are capped on one side only, or move them closer to the middle and swap them out with a completely capped frame, moving it out to the side.

    P.S. - is that a 3 legged dog in your avatar?
     
  6. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    Thanks everyone, i just got back in and i added the super on top and all of the frames are capped on just one side! and no Dexter has 4 legs!
     
  7. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    like riverrat said, they will fill them, and i would follow perry's advice as well, top super, and turn the frames around next time, if they are not filling them in.
     
  8. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    I'm so excited there is honey! I just love having Bees!
     
  9. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    kinda like this?! :yahoo:
     
  10. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    maybe, just a little!
     
  11. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Just wait until you taste it! WOW! :thumbsup:
     
  12. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    I can hardly wait!
     
  13. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    enjoy! :grin: