Ok bee brains trust, what are your thoughts on this?
I have a long Lang 40 frames, with a follower board splitting the hive into two with a queen each side.
I currently have the flow super on one side. I want to move the flow super so it straddles both hives.
There will be bees in the super when I move it so I want to reduce the fighting when the second hive also has access to the super. If I put a couple of sheets of newspaper, with a few cuts and sprinkled with sugar water to delay the introduction of the second hive bees into the super, would this work? Does anyone have experience doing this?
There will be a Queen excluder in place.
The nectar flow here is very very slow at the moment, the bees are not putting on weight.
I plan to split the first hive a couple of times soon so it will reduce the strength of the hive.
I have a second flow super I can put on top of the first super if they need more space down the track.
This setup allows me easy access to the brood for inspections.