Lesson 03 – Supers
LESSON THREE: SUPERS
Today, let’s take a look at the honey super. Some new beekeepers pronounce “super” incorrectly, calling it a “supper”, like what you eat at night. It only has one “p”, so it is pronounced the same as when you say, “super size it please.” Since we have already discussed the two deep hive bodies, sometimes also called deep supers, today we are looking at the supers that are placed above the hive chamber, on top of the deep hive bodies. These are the supers we place on hives with the intent to remove whatever honey the bees store in these supers.
We’ll discuss supering a hive in a future lesson, but for now, you can place as many supers on your hive as your bees want to fill up. I typically have at least 2-3 supers on my hives during the Spring and Summer.