Friday, June 29, 2012

Adding A New Honey Super

 The hive has some new height because we have added another honey super.

 It was time because most of the frames within the hive are filled with honey and capped.  However we really should have put on two boxes at once but we only just got the new equipment this past week.

 The outer frame on each end are the only ones that still have some uncapped honey.

 I label all the frames with the year the foundation was put in and if it is a frame for honey or brood.
 New foundation ready for the bees to build on

 The hive has gotten so tall that I had trouble getting the boxes back on.  The new box needed to go under the older box so that they bees will work on it.  The box was heavy with honey and had plenty of sticky propolis on it.


  1. It sounds like you are going to have lots of honey! Lucky you!

  2. I'm sure the bees are eager to fill up the new space. I can't wait to see your stores!

  3. I think it's great that you are willing and eager to have your own bee hives for honey. You get the honey and the bees are good for the world! Congrats to you!