Re: Extracting crystallized honey on the hive
Make splits and use the frames of honey in those splits. Trying to extract crystallized honey is difficult, even if you have a Hot Room to heat the super in.
If you don't want to make splits, you can incorporate these frames of honey into your remaining hives.
What I did, about a month ago, here in SC, was that I rotated deep supers on my strong colonies and put another deep on top of those for extra room in case of good weather and a strong nectar flow before I returned to them. Being weeks behind us here in SC, you could do the same thing where you are now and in a cpl weeks have brood in that super to make a split w/.
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