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Offline Abydos

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Quick Question?
« on: July 06, 2013, 09:53:46 AM »
When adding a second brood super which has new foundation do you put it on top or under the first one?

Thanks.

Stephen.


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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 12:17:50 PM »
Quick question to reply

Why not a honey super?


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Offline mikecva

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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 12:51:24 PM »
Hello, is it not still clod there?

OK about your question: I always add to the top. I use all mediums so I have 3 brood boxes. When I used deeps (some 25+ years ago) I used 2 deeps for the brood. But alas, I am not as strong as I once was (nor as tall or thin, ect)  -Mike
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Offline Mircea_63

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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 04:16:42 PM »
When adding a second brood super which has new foundation do you put it on top or under the first one?

Thanks.

Stephen.



  May I answering with another question?

Where put the bees their honey? Or in what side -top or down- put the brood?
Let`s go and think (use your mind). First: always the bees put honey up and brood down. In a natural cave, the combs are built from up to down. Never have honey below brood.

 Conclusion: if you add a brood box, put under.
                  -if you add a honey box, put in on top.  





Offline kanga

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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 06:25:22 AM »
When adding a second brood super which has new foundation do you put it on top or under the first one?

Stephen

Your climate would be very similar to here and generally speaking the majority of beeks run with 1 brood box, the next box is a super,some use an excluder between their brood box and super.

I would not be looking at putting a full box of foundation on during winter.

Kevin

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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 06:32:14 AM »
Lots of variables to this question!

If you are dealing with a single box hive and you want a 2 box hive to expand the brood it will go on top.

Ben

Offline Abydos

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Re: Quick Question?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 08:44:34 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I was looking at having 2 brood boxes and putting the second one on in spring.
I just wasn't sure if the new one went under or over.

Thanks again.

Stephen.