I have two supers with frames partially filled with honey. After reading some other posts, I decided to put these supers above the inner cover in each hive and see if the bees would move the honey down into the hive body.
I inspected today (it's 70 in Atlanta) for the first time in 10 days since I put the supers above the inner cover. Not only have the bees not moved the honey - they are making more. We don't have a current nectar flow in Atlanta, but I think they are using the powdered sugar from the three powdered sugar shakes I did over the last few weeks.
OK, so now how do I handle these extra supers with winter coming on?
Thoughts I've had:
1. I could leave the supers there all winter - it's never cold enough for a long enough stretch that they couldn't leave the cluster and feed themselves from it. If I did that, I suppose I'd move them back under the inner cover.
2. I could harvest the honey and feed it back to the bees (not quite sure how to do that - I know how to harvest, just not how to feed it back - boardman feeder sitting on top of the brood frames??)
I'd love to know what you all think I should do.
Linda T, confused in Atlanta