Notice anything different about the hives?
They are taller!
Yep, our lovely ladies are getting a luxury high rise addition...
|English Garden Hives|
Bees naturally move in a hive as they need more space. If they are up and get crowded, they move down. If they are down and need more space, they move up. On a recent inspection, I noticed that they are moving up into the second level. I decided to go ahead and order two more supers. We have to make sure they have enough room to make plenty of honey stores since they had such a rainy start to the season.
|Third level honey super|
So, we added this third box, often called a "honey super" so that they can make more than enough honey to keep them going through Winter and hopefully give us a bit to share in as well this first season.