Re: Can Someone Explain Why I Should Not Do This Again?
I would first try to get more condensation in there (close the vents) or in some way get that sugar brick wet enough that the bees could use it. Make some soft fondant and replace the brick with it or some other means of wetting the sugar. Hold your fondant at 235 degrees final temp. rather than 242 and it will be softer (I read that). Disturbing the cluster is bad news I am told. If you do I think you should scratch some or most of the capped honey you move into the center.(Would like to hear some guidance on that myself) but short of guidance I would scratch it as some on this forum say bees will not use capped honey (Lori).
Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.