I finally pulled the medium supers off my 2 first year hives yesterday. I got 4 fully capped frames and several partial frames. And quite a bit of uncapped honey/nectar. After I pulled them I double checked the weight of the hives (double deeps) and one hive felt a bit light even though a few weeks ago it was very heavy.
How can I return some of this honey back to the bees so they move it down into the deeps? Iíll be leaving 2 deeps for the winter.
Itís turning colder in Michigan. This next week there will be several days of daytime temps in the high 40ís and low 50ís.
If I scratch some of the cappings off a few frames and put them in a super back on top would that be effective? And then pull the super back off in a few weeks?
Or could I just fill up a super with the best frames and leave that on top for the whole winter?
If my brood boxes were mediums itíd be a no brainer. Just swap out some frames. Here is a good reason to go all mediums. Which I think will do from now on with new colonies.
Thanks for any advice.