I have decided to add a second brood box (BB) to my flow hive setup. My hive has is approx a year old, they survived the first winter (Phew) and I am nearly ready to harvest for the first time.
I have a few questions about adding a secondary BB.
- What time of year/honey harvest would be best to add the box, and will it effect the current super honey production much?
- I’m 90% sure I know this, but I was planning to add the box in between the current BB and the flow super. Obviously with queen excluder underneath the super. Is this correct?
- I currently have the new BB (yet to be assembled) and 4 frames with full wax foundation. The other 4 frames I have (left over from when I put the nuc in) I will put 1/4 depth wax foundation.
Do I put the full wax foundation frames in the centre and two 1/4 depth’s either side or do I stagger?
As always, any advice would be much appreciated, and any thoughts whether related to my questions or just my general setup are always welcomed.