Hey everyone, long time no talk.
I know it's real early for this question but it's been on my mind a good bit.
Last year, I stored some supers on top of the inner cover of one of my hives. Top cover on top of the stored supers. Now, the bees treat these supers as "outside" of the hive so the queen isn't supposed to go up, which everything was good that way. I put the supers on the hive like that early last fall as I wanted to ensure that the bees protected the comb from wax moths and storage space for boxes is extremely tight for me right now. So I decided to leave them on for the winter and see what happens. Well, my hives are booming now. I was concerned that having the supers on like that might be detrimental to the hives but not 100% sure. Now we had a pretty mild winter so maybe that was a factor that the hives did fine. I'm interested in some thoughts regarding storage in this manner. Did I get lucky? See no problem?