We got a few new toys today thanks to a purchase from Miller Bee Supply earlier this month. In our box there was a new “medium super”, ten medium plastic comb frames coated with natural beeswax, and a frame grip. The medium super is a 6 3/4″ inch deep box that holds the ten frames that the bees build honey stores onto. This medium super will be placed on top of our current “shallow super” and our queen excluder. Queen excluders are just a simple slatted panel that keeps the queen from entering the honey supers to lay eggs. No one wants larvae in their honey.
The medium super itself is just a box that holds the frames. We ordered ours unassembled mainly because it’s cheaper to ship. They really aren’t difficult to put together. Miller Bee Supply is thoughtful enough to pre-drill all the interlocking finger joint corners so all you need to do is nail it together. Easy peasy!
Trevor assembled the super and I painted it with “Cafe Latte” color exterior paint. Once it is dry we can add it to Beehive #1. We will be ready for a big honey harvest come late August. Get busy bees!