I have searched the forum for details clarification on my question but no luck. So, here goes: I am at the one month mark with my two new hives. There are 5-6 frames in each box with good brood and and honey on them. Most of them are in the classic “sunset” (as I call it) pattern. Brood on bottom of frames and Honey at the top of them.
I just replaced four waxed plastic foundation frames in each box with foundation-less, placing them between the built on frames. My ultimate goal is to convert to all foundation-less for all of the benefits that are touted. I want to build my brood at first (right?). So I am not anticipating harvesting any honey this year at all (Or could I?).
So, when do I add another brood box? Or do I need to? I have seen other posts that suggest I don’t need to in the south.
Should it be placed on top of the existing one or underneath?
And when I do, should I go ahead and place the queen excluder over the top one and go ahead and add the Flow Frames?
If not, when should I add frames for honey?