Hi, when adding our new flow super how do we encourage the bees to utilise the existing uncapped honey and comb from the ‘old’ supers? Can we feed them wax from the previous harvest?
We have 2 existing 10 frame langstroth hives, full and active with currently one brood box, queen excluder, and 2 supers, The bees are currently very active, the brood box and one super are full. We have put the flow super on top of this as we like to leave the bees one full super for winter supplies. Should we put the other partially full super on top of the flow frame, and will they pull the uncapped honey and honeycomb down into the flow super? We also have wax mixed with some honey from our last harvest, and would like to feed this back to them, is this okay and how is best to do this?
We are in south west Western Australia, with currently quite a bit flowering around us, have had good harvests already this season, with potentially a lot more flowering to come.
All advice welcome, thank you.