Where did the honey come from?
I took one of my hives through the winter with a deep and a shallow on it. We hit 62 degrees here for the first time of the year and according to the Walt method of nectar management I figured I would go and dig through the super and swap in drawn comb. The shallow was packed, 100% capped and dark. Heather and primrose is the only thing blooming and it only happened in the last week.
Could they be moving honey up from below and capping it again?
I did get one hive robbed out, this may be the culprit, would they cap it? Had a lb of dry granular sugar on it, could they have made honey from it?
I did not dig into the other hives, if I mess up the queen there is no way to get a new one for another month. Now I am concerned my double deeps may be packed.
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)