I just came home with 88 pounds of sugar and am thinking about all the nuisance yet ahead of me before I get it into the bees. These hives were from nucs this spring and no drawn foundation. The one hive had problems with mites and didnt get going but is straightened out now. They will need feed and are taking it well. I took one medium super of honey off each of two other hives about a month ago and there is another full medium super on each one that I could take off but that would leave the combined two deeps of each hive weighing about 100 lbs and I think there will not be much flow left. I would like to see them closer to 150# Question; if I leave the medium supers on top of a partially filled upper box will they be able to access it. Would it be possible to scratch open the supers comb and force them to pull the honey down into the upper deep. Other option, pull the super of honey off and hope there is time enough for them to take down and dry the equivalent in sugar syrup? That means I have to cook syrup and hand feed them which is becoming no longer fun!