When To Add Honey Supers | How To Super A Beehive
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When To Add Honey Supers | How To Super A Beehive

Begin to add honey supers when a beehive’s upper box is about 75% full of drawn comb with brood or food. If it is early in the season, bees can use the new box for brood. If honeyflow has begun (or is imminent), using a queen excluder keeps brood out of the added honey super, reserving it for ripening nectar.

Drone Eviction Day
Drone Eviction Day
What Is A Queen Bee’s Role In The Hive? A Beginner’s Guide To Queen Bees

What Is A Queen Bee’s Role In The Hive? A Beginner’s Guide To Queen Bees

A queen bee’s role in the hive stems from being the colony’s only fertilized female. Her primary roles are egg-laying for population growth and the production of pheromones to guide colony behaviors. Though she does not rule the hive, a healthy queen bee is critical to the hive’s survival and productivity.