It’s spring or summer time; your bees are thriving, and he nectar is flowing. Both boxes of your Apimaye bee hive is filled with brood, honey and pollen. You can either divide the colony, or add another super on the top to keep it growing. Apimaye offers 2 different sized supers: The medium super, and the deep super. Both supers have the same Apimaye insulation and the latching mechanism. They are easy to load and carry.
The Medium Super
Medium supers are 6-5/8″ tall, that is 3″ shorter than the 2 deep supers that are already included in your Apimaye bee hive set, therefore use a shorter frame. Beekeepers choose medium supers for honey production mainly because when filled with honey, they weigh about two thirds of a honey filled deep super. The weight difference can be up to 25 pounds between a deep and a medium super.
Since our beekeeping equipment is standard US Langstorth size, you can use our Apimaye medium supers on top of your wooden hives as well. Even though they would not be latched, they would sit securely on top of your existing wooden boxes.
How to Use the Medium Super
Since the super is used for honey production, you’d not want any brood on the frames. So you should put a queen excluder below the medium super. This way the queen would be able to pass through the queen excluder and lay eggs on the frames dedicated for medium supers. Please note that any time you have the queen excluder between 2 boxes, you should be using the bottom slot for the latch when latching the two boxes together. You’ll realize that the latches for the medium supers do not have a handle like the deep supers do. However they have grip slots on the front and the back for easy handling.
This product bundle includes:
- 1 Apimaye insulated medium super
- 10 Wooden frames with wax coated foundation