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how do I tell when it is time to add another box?
LumpyGravyDate: Sunday, 2009-06-21, 4:09 PM | Message # 1
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I got into my hive and the top box it looks like all 10 frames are all combed and half full of honey... how do I know when it is time to add another super on the top?

 
DonDate: Sunday, 2009-06-21, 7:35 PM | Message # 2
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There are two quick and easy rules of thumb:

1) 7 of the 10 frames are filled with either brood or nectar/honey.
2) There is white wax on the tops of the frames, indicating that the nurse bees are making wax and need to do SOMETHING with it.

Happy beekeeping,
DS

 
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