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Adding super to beehive.

BROOD BOX.

The weather is getting warmer, and the bees are getting busy. Time to put a super on top of the brood box. A super is a  smaller box with frames and foundation in. Super is short for superfluous. It is the honey in the super that I will be axtracting when it comes to harvesting time.

NICE QUIET BEES.

QUEEN EXCLUDER.

Between the brood box and the super sits the Queen excluder. The holes are big enough for the worker bees to get through, but not the Queen. This means there wont be any eggs layed in the super. Which means there will be just PURE HONEY in the frames!.

SUPER IN PLACE.

The super sits nicely on top of the brood box and Queen excluder. The 10 frames in place are just to show how it looks full up. Start with 3 frames and add more as they fill them. When you have a full house, take the ones full of honey out, and start the process all over again. If you can, extract the honey quickly and use the same frames. These already have the comb built, so this saves the bees a bit of work. A frame with just foundation means the bees have to start building the comb from scratch.

ROOF SECURELY BACK ON HIVE.

Roof back on, the job is done. Just sit back and wait for the honey to start rolling in!!. Thanks girls, DADDY LUV,S YA!!.

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