A beehive super is like an extra fuel-tank for your honey bee colony. Supers stack on top of the hive and provide the honey bees with a place to store pollen and honey for the months without honey flow or pollen. The bees will eat their way up the hive body to the super and consume the stockpiled honey and pollen for survival.
Dadant offers painted and assembled supers as well as unassembled supers in a variety of wood grades.
- The Select Grade is the most sought after due to very few small, tight knots allowed.
- The Commercial Grade allows knots where they occur, but none will be present in the joints or rabbets.
- The Economy Grade has the same precise fit as the Select and Commercial grades, but layered knots or knots with splits are allowed in the final product.