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Bee's honey vs. honey super honey


#1

Hello everyone, when you add your honey super, will the bees only store honey in the honey super or will they also store some in the brood boxes below?


#2

They will store it wherever they want it. :blush:

Late in the season, they tend to pack more and more into the brood box as winter approaches and the queen slows down her laying. However, this is just a tendency, not an absolute. The only thing that you can be sure of, is that you can’t make them do what you want. :smile:


#3

Hi Chris, the bees will expand their hive into the honey super. By adding a honey super, we suddenly increase the space available to the bees, so as you can imagine, they will just naturally use that space to increase their brood & stored honey while the conditions are favorable for them to do so.

Just a little side note: They don’t view the QX as a barrier to the queen. They will prepare the comb & leave it empty for her to lay in just as if it wasn’t there.


#4

This is probably why my Flow frames were full but it took ages for them to cap them all. That makes sense now.


#5

makes sense…this answers one of my previous questions i think