Re: How to Remove Bees Before Extracting?
I have a bee escape but have never used it.
If you want to move the super below the brood chamber you can put the escape on top of the super. It's more lifting work.
So far I waited until cool weather, pulled the box off and take it away. Put an empty box on the hive as a funnel and go get the honey frames one at a time and shake and brush them into the top of the hive. Put the empties into another box with a cover so the bees don't go back on the frames. Put the box into a freezer for a couple of days and if there are one or two bees left in there they are not going to fly again.
The wife has no problem with the sticky honey and propolise in the kitchen? Give her a good licken and that will sweater her up.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping