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In Class with Jim: "Supering" (163)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Release Date: 01/25/2024

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SuperingIn this episode we delve into the concept of "supering," a term unique to beekeeping that has emerged over the past century. To those outside the beekeeping community, the term might sound like something out of a superhero comic, but for beekeepers, it's a crucial aspect of hive management.

Jim, guides listeners through the history and significance of supering in beekeeping. But what exactly is supering? It involves adding boxes, known as supers or honey supers, to the hive. These are designed for bees to store surplus honey, which beekeepers later harvest at season's end.

Supering strategies vary, and while many techniques exist, Jim emphasizes the importance of understanding and adhering to established best management practices for honey collection and super removal. He provides insights on the optimal timing for adding and removing honey supers, a key to successful beekeeping.

Join us in this class on supering with Jim, and gain valuable knowledge on this essential beekeeping practice. Tune in to enhance your understanding and skills in managing your hives.

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