Re: Strategies for getting bees out of honey supers?
since i only pull two mediums at a time, i use the method ace described.
i pull one frame at a time, make sure it's all capped, give the frame a good shake, brush off the few remaining bees, and put them into an empty box that is kept covered.
i then use a golf cart to move the supers into the garage, so this method limits the amount of lifting and moving the heavy full supers which is easier on my back.
turns out my garage is air conditioned and the humidity is relatively low in there. i like to leave the supers in the low humidity with air blowing through them for 48 hours before uncapping and extracting.
it's slow, but only a couple of bees end up in the garage and the fly swatter deals with them.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf