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Offline adamant

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when to add a second super? did i do it right?
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:14:25 AM »
i have two 10 frame deep brood boxes and a medium honey super on top that is a 9 frame and 6 or so are full of capped honey except the two outer frames that are not fully drawn ed out yet. i added another 9 frame medium on top Sunday (plastic cells-and  frames).. question is :was my timing right?

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Re: when to add a second super? did i do it right?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 07:59:48 AM »
Sounds like you did just fine!

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Re: when to add a second super? did i do it right?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 08:56:02 AM »
Nothing wrong with that.  Gives them plenty of room to expand, especially if you have good population size and a flow on.

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Re: when to add a second super? did i do it right?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
Normally I wait until they are 80 - 85% drawn out. This year nothing is normal so I would say to you 'way to go'.   -Mike
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Re: when to add a second super? did i do it right?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 09:53:55 AM »
The only thing I might have done differently was to place the two undrawn frames in the middle and then added the second super-but nothing wrong with what you did.