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Offline OzBuzz

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Hi everybody, were in spring at the moment with temps warming up. I have a hive that I do not want to swarm (I don't want any to swarm but the one particularly). The hive is 8 frame boxes two boxes high. All frames are drawn, there is lots of brood, few stores with room to fill. Would you add a third deep just to be on the safe side?

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Re: If you were going overseas for four weeks coming in to summer would you?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 06:53:14 PM »
Yes, between the two.
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Re: If you were going overseas for four weeks coming in to summer would you?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 09:30:14 PM »
Think about just how fast they can fill a super when a honey flow is booming big time.   4 weeks is a long time to fill a hive in the spring.

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Re: If you were going overseas for four weeks coming in to summer would you?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 05:42:32 AM »
I personally would add the box on top then pull 2 frames of capped brood into the middle of it and drop the empty frames down to the outside positions.

 

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