My bee master told me to leave all of the honey on my first year hives last fall. My first hive was a swarm. It is an agressive hive as far as getting larger and producing brood/pollen/honey. They are also quite "Hot" (as ya'll call it here) at times. But I chose to leave them with the same queen because she is a very good layer.
I put on a second brood box that came from a weak hive that had a queen that did hatch. My colony then exploded. I ended the fall with a med super full of honey and a med super with some comb started on the plasticell (saved for this spring).
I checked all of my hives last week and to my surprise all of the second boxes (the other 3 hives have small supers) are still 100% honey. The swarm colony was 100% honey in the 2nd brood box and in the med super.
I tried to pull out a few of the frames to check them for brood in the 2nd brood box. Almost everyone of them that I tried didn't want to budge and eventually the tops of the frames came loose. I know I can't use this one for a brood box because it is 100% honey so I need to swap it out with an empty brood box and leave the med super of honey on top.
Long winded, I know.
Any ideas how I can get these frames out of the box once I remove it from the hive and get all of the bees out using a bee escape? I need to swap out these 2 boxes real soon.