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Why bees swarm with a super on

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I am new here but i need to know why my bees swarm and they had a super on them with only two frames to draw out. This is the second time they have done this they have honey stored in the frames but they did not even cap it they just went on and swarmed.

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Also, if the brood nest has a cap of honey over it for 4 to 6 inches, they will not move it for her to move up. She won't cross it and split her brood nest. Therefore, she thinks she is honey bound and they prepare for a swarm. When adding a swarm prevention super, you must break that honey cap. It is best done by putting 2 or 3 empty frames in the brood chamber and moving the brood frames up.
indypartridge, you forgot the number one rule in beekeeping, which is:

Say anything in the world about bees and they will do the exact opposite.

:D :D
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