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if you have got fully capped frames in your super is it wise to remove them and replace with new frames or drawn frames

if you have enough supers leave them untill you extract all at once.

if you remove them can you store them untill ready to extract

many thanks again :cheers2:
 

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I was told to leave them on as the bees keep the honey fresh and warm but I guess it's up to you.

Put new supers underneath the full ones.

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I was told to leave them on as the bees keep the honey fresh and warm but I guess it's up to you.

Put new supers underneath the full ones.

BeesRus
well one weekend i took off a few frames and wraped them in poly sheet as i was going on holiday for a few days and wanted a bit of extra foundation in the super ...lost the lot to wasps, they got in the smallest hole and stripped it of honey
 

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That is terrible I would be absolutely inconsolable if that happened to me. Have you been to see a specialist?

Well if there was ever a reason to leave the supers well alone until the end of the season that is it.
 
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well one weekend i took off a few frames and wraped them in poly sheet as i was going on holiday for a few days and wanted a bit of extra foundation in the super ...lost the lot to wasps, they got in the smallest hole and stripped it of honey
Sorry but they chewed a hole in the sheet and then got in.
But you still got to love them?
 

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Leave the supers on unless you plan to extract. I'm not a great supporter of the "end of season extraction" because:

-OSR will set hard if you leave it a few weeks let alone a few months
- one of my hives would be on six supers by now if I hadn't extracted. I like Thornes, but I don't see the point in having to buy loads of supers when you don't need them.
 

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Leave the supers on unless you plan to extract. I'm not a great supporter of the "end of season extraction" because:

-OSR will set hard if you leave it a few weeks let alone a few months
- one of my hives would be on six supers by now if I hadn't extracted. I like Thornes, but I don't see the point in having to buy loads of supers when you don't need them.
main reason for asking was that the extractor i have ordered has not arrived yet , was on a 6 week delivery

thanks for the replys , i do not think there is any osr near to me so should be ok
 

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5 supers on one hive with virtually no room left. Ruddy stack was nearly as tall as me. Had to extract and they are already working hard on the second one down now that its all back on.

I would NOT however just take single frames out.

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we take out odd frames if there is 1 or 2 caped we take it
have had to put extra supers on as well as they are filling them quicker than capping them at the moment
 

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