- Jul 25, 2009
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- sadly, no more!
I was sure I had seen posts about this before, but I cannot find them now, despite a good search. So apologies for raising the question again.
My hives have quite a number of super frames which have roughly half of the cells capped, and the other half full of nectar but so far uncapped. Is it safe to assume that these will eventually be capped, so that a greedy DD can appropriate them? If not, when do you take the supers off anyway, and how do you remove the nectar before extracting the honey?
As a supplementary question, if the bees decide they are hungry and the weather is bad will they go for the nectar first, or will they tuck into the capped honey straight away?