The old man at work. Timing is a lot. Maybe everything. Adding the second super to expand the brood chamber is done when the first is about 80% full of bees-brood-pollen-nectar-honey. Too soon, the bees will only develop the center of the chamber resulting in what's called the chimney effect, which ultimately underutilizes space and leads to a diminished worker bee supply for later in the season during honey production. Too late, the bees will run out of space and they'll prep to swarm. An action that once in motion will not be stopped.
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