I had 4 supers with some honey (not full by any standard) - I dutifully used my cappings scratcher to open up the honey before putting the supers above the inner covers on 4 hives I wanted to get some more supplies in for winter. My idea was that the bees would clean out the supers moving the honey downward.
Little did I know the bees would have plans of their own.
Today, about 10 days after placing the supers I was checking the hives, strapping them down ahead of the coming storm.
The girls had recapped all the honey I had uncapped for them and added to it in all four supers! Maybe there is a difference between wet extracted supers and supers that didn't have enough honey to extract. In any event, so much for trying to feed the girls honey.
I set the four supers on a hive stand and put a cover on them. It was surrounded by bees when I left the yard and I presume in a day or two all will be completely robbed out.