We wanted to take off the supers this weekend, and found that 2 of our 3 hives had filled their super to capacity, while Susan (always the poorest producer) had stored almost nothing. Â Interestingly, Susan’s brood chambers look great, the hive appears healthy but unmotivated. Â I have had a series of medical problems this year that made working with hives difficult; the good news is that hives are thriving, the bad news is that we didn’t put on extra supers when we should have. Â Next year I am not planning on having more medical issues!
Unfortunately the bee excluder didn’t exclude any bees this year (did the hive figure out the maze?), so I’m going to have to resort to stronger measures in a week or so.Stumble it!