, you can still undersuper (Although if given a choice, bees will always draw new comb much faster by supering on top), and anything else used for reasoning of promoting one type hive over another for some idea that a particular hive is exclusive to some narrow focused point. Which is not true for almost everything in beekeeping
What is behind bees making comb faster by supering than under supering? If this is getting off Subject line I'll repost w/ new subject line.
Missed full lunar apogee or perigee larger moon due to clouds but at least needed rains here making fauna for bee season more plentiful
I did many tests involving taking five frame nucs and adding a box below and a box above the five frames. The bees always drew the comb first in the box above the five frame nuc box before touching the one below.
I further tested doing the same test, so as to discount a preference, and added a five frame box below a 5 frame nuc, and added a box above another nuc. I repeated this 4 times. And clearly, the stacked nuc boxes that had the foundation above the 5 frames, were drawn in half the time as the nucs that had the box below the 5 frames.
Comb building is greatest during the main flow here. This covers the period of time of later April, May, and the first half of June. During much of this time, we can still have cool night temps. So I think the trapped heat above the 5 frames of bees, allowed the best and most productive comb building on the top box where the temps were probably most beneficial.
I do large amounts of comb building. And the best, straightest, and faster produced comb, is above an existing 5 frame or a double stacked nuc arrangement.
And for those wanting to produce award winning comb honey for the county fair, this is how to do it.