I lost two of my hives to winter kill. When cleaning them out I found that they still some capped frames of honey in the brood frames. Questions is? Do I extract the honey before using the frames for new packages or do I put those frames in to assist the new packages?
My concern for putting the capped brood frames in full of honey would be that the bees would not empty them and use for brood rearing.
I am just not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be welcome.