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Is adding a short box for brood at this time of year o.k.?


#1

I have a single deep box that is 90% full of honey and brood. I could add another deep but I was wondering if adding a short box at this point in summer, until next spring would be a better alternative. Any thoughts either way? thanks. Deep and Dusty


#2

Hi Dusty,

The nectar flow is over here 100 miles south of you, so I doubt that they will fill a box. If you want to add an extra box, if you put it below the current brood box, you will cause less thermal stress. If they don’t use it, no harm done, except they may chew up any foundation that they don’t use. If they do use the box, you are golden for next season.

Best,

Dawn