Stack or leave alone?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by afterburn001, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Our two new hives we started in late spring have just finished drawing out both deeps. We do not expect honey this year but I was thinking about staking a super on top so they can draw out comb for next years harvest or even stacking another deep so we can have some drawn out comb to give to next years new hives.

    Should I stack a super, deep, or just leave them alone?

    Mark
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If you still have a honey flow, stack. If not, don't.
     

  3. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Comb production is rewarding to beekeepers but not so much for bees. They will need to ventilate, humidify, dehumidify, heat, cool and defend all that unneeded space they just expended resources to create for you.
     
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    efmesch Active Member

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    Not too likely that they'll build at this late date (unless you feed) but if they do,then YOU will have to take care of the built combs till next year. You'll be fighting wax moths and SHB to make sure they stay usable.
     
  5. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Thanks for the info!!