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861Re: [beekeeping] crowded hive

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  • Ann Fisher
    Oct 4, 2002
      Leah,
      I usually use just two medium supers for brood chambers through the winter. But, I've added one shallow super to each hive to give them more room. I think it will work out o.k. - never did it before.

      Ann in PA

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "tlcrosley" <crosley@...>
      Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 21:59:11 -0400
      To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [beekeeping] crowded hive


      > I have the same problem with my hive, can they cluster successfully for
      > over-wintering with a super on? I also live in PA.
      > Leah
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Ann Fisher" <homespunhoney@...>
      > To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 6:50 PM
      > Subject: [beekeeping] crowded hive
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      > > Hello all,
      > > Yesterday I put the bee escapes in the hives, so that I can take the
      > honey supers off tomorrow. The front of the one hive is covered with bees in
      > the morning and evening. It seems as if there isn't enough room for them
      > all to go in now with the extra two boxes gone. This is a very strong hive.
      > Is there anything I should be doing? Thanks!
      > >
      > > Ann in PA
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