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Author Topic: If you were going overseas for four weeks coming in to summer would you?  (Read 542 times)
Queen Bee
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« on: October 23, 2010, 05:39:11 PM »

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?
Galactic Bee
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 05:53:14 PM »

Yes, between the two.

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 08:30:14 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.
House Bee
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 04:42:32 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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