This is my first year as a beekeeper as well. The issue isn't that the honey is uncapped, the issue is that capped honey is the colony's stock for surviving the winter. No capped honey, no bees come spring. It's been a big concern this year, at least in the club we belong to. The summer wasn't very good for honey in our area. We're feeding in the hopes that will help them build up enough stores to survive on.