Re: Pulling supers in cold but still lots of bees
I have taken supers off w/ 6 inches of snow on the ground and bees up in the supers. We cracked the supers a part and took each frames out at a time and brushed bees off of them. Ended up w/ a small cluster of bees on each shoulder and on the top of my head.
Just because bees are up in the mediums doesn't mean that there is brood up there too. But if there is, consolidate those frames on a couple of hives.
As far as partially capped frames of honey, especially at this time of year, extract them all. Don't worry about moisture content.
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