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Do I need another super


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Newbie here. Bought a full flow hive. In MI, USA so a few months before I buy my nuc. I’d like to harvest honey but mainly I want bees for pollination and for fun. I’m trying to roughly outline my upcoming year , please help me fill in the gaps.

So I install my nuc in the brood box. Initially I will top feed (how long?). I wait for the brood box to be pretty well full before adding the excluder and flow super. I at some point harvest and it’s awesome. Then I decide at some point that they need the rest of the honey for overwintering. Winters here are pretty cold. I swap out the flow frames for regular frames because flow frames shouldn’t over winter (yes?)(or do I add another regular super and just remove the flow super before winter?).

Thanks for the help!


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2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Wintering the honey super


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