Removing Super Frames

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I understand that now is the time to be removing super, but what do i do with frames that are not totally capped, which is most of mine really. They do not appear that eager to cap off and finish a frame, they would rather start a new one, messy sods! I would quite like some honey too!

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I understand that now is the time to be removing super, but what do i do with frames that are not totally capped, which is most of mine really. They do not appear that eager to cap off and finish a frame, they would rather start a new one, messy sods! I would quite like some honey too!

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Not for everybody , mine are still in full flow with the Himalayan Balsam
so will be September before I take off

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If its not capped, its not ready
It MAY be ready - shake it and if none shakes out then it is sufficiently reduced that you can jar up. Otherwise leave, or spin off for cooking honey.
I have removed all mine now that I don't want to overwinter as I don't want loads of ivy in.
 

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do the shake test and see if any comes out or buy a refractometer. Ive taken all my honey off now and anything they bring in now is theirs.
 

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it there was a small area of uncapped honey that dripped when shuck, could it be shaken out while the rest is still capped and they exstracted normally?
 

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If you extract gently it will remove the runny honey- use for cooking- then spin off vigorously for the proper honey
 

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If you extract gently it will remove the runny honey- use for cooking- then spin off vigorously for the proper honey
Read somewhere that if u stack supers bee/wasp etc proof and run a dehumidifier for a few days then you can reduce levels enough to ripen it. Whether shake method would tell you when its ripe i dont know, may need a refractometer.
 

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If you extract gently it will remove the runny honey- use for cooking- then spin off vigorously for the proper honey
yes, that what i do, but with only 4 hives, its easy to pre spin at low revs all unripe frames before uncapping

if you have more hives it would be a pain

KEEP it in the frridge, the unripe honey will last longer before fermenting

DON'T SELL IT
 
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