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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004
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    What is the best way of storing full frames of honey until I'm ready to extract? I don't want to leave supers on because I'm afraid they'll move the honey down into the food chamber.

    Thoughts?

  2. #2
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    Evansville, IN, USA
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    Do the bees need a full food chamber for winter?
    When do YOU plan to fill it?

    I take off (rob) honey AFTER I am sure the bees have enough to survive.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    If you leave the honey on the hives, the bees will protect it from wax moths, ants, mice etc. If you remove it and put it anyway, then the wax moths, ants, mice etc. can get to it. The mice might be possible to keep out, but the wax moth eggs are already in there and the ants can get through any crack.

    You CAN pull it early, it's just more likely that you'll have some of those problems. I'd seal it up as much as possible to keep out the moths and mice and keep it somewhere that the humidity isn't high.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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