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Spring inspections....

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There are many who wrote on the topic of spring inspections. So let me comment on a finer point of one point...

The first picture is the way I like to feed many of my light hives in late fall. I just place a 25 pound slab of fondant on the inner cover.

The second picture is what happens when they eat all the fondant and you leave that extra box on all summer. :lol:

Now is the time to do what you need to do... ;)

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To add to that, many times a beek will add a super in spring, but doesn't have all the frames ready. He puts a super missing a few frames on intending to put the other frames in a little later. I have heard many times, "those frames will give them a place to work until I get the others ready".

Well, it doesn't work that way. Bees HATE frames. In a box with one frame space open, they will fill that with natural comb before starting on the frames. NEVER, NEVER, put on a box with less than all the frames.
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