I decided to super a first year package. The Italians are in 8 frame deep boxes with 2 for the brood nest. They were doing great this summer. I did a split off them back in late May too. I am not using an excluder and I now believe that is the way to go. My last inspection revealed four heavy capped frames and two half capped frames. I really want to use an extracter to save drawn frames for next year.
I know if i wait too long pests will get my honey. When should I borrow a club extraxtor and go for it? I am located in the SF Bay Area in a suburban neighborhood and have no idea when the "flow" happens.
Thanks in advance.