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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rw02kr43, Jul 27, 2013.
Both hives have all but 2 of the upper frames filled with capped honey or brood.
If there's a flow on I'd go ahead and super. If they don't work it pull it off in the fall.
IMO I would wait until those last 2 frames were drawn out. Then I would add only one super if the foundation hasn't been drawn out yet. If they are drawn out you can add a couple as the bees don't have to work so hard and can concentrate more on putting up honey instead of drawing wax.
If the bees are drawing combs and storing and capping nectar and you are not overly feeding them. They have syrup available but are not using it or you have stopped feeding. move the empty combs in to the brood chamber and add the super on top. the bees will work to fill the indrawn combs in the brood nest and build comb to store the nectar above the brood. If they are building comb on syrup move the empty frames over up to the frames with brood.