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Movin’ on up

Amanda, a reader of this blog, wrote to ask whether new supers generally go on top of existing honey supers or below. I answered that the second super usually goes on top, and after that, I’d seen diagrams of swapping the new super in to the middle of stack, but hadn’t tried it. She responded

Well, that’s exactly what we did and they wouldn’t touch them. I guess we will just extract what’s already on there and return the drawn comb back to them.

My suggestion was as follows:

  • Make sure you’re using wax frames, not plastic
  • Take outer frames from the existing, filled super and swap them out with middle frames from the new top super
  • Spray frames with sugar water
  • Swap the order of the supers

Any other suggestions for Amanda?

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