Re: Early summer harvest - suggestions?
Last year was my 2nd year as beekeeper. I was looking at a significant (to me) amount of honey in one hive, my most productive at the time -- between two and three supers. I put off harvest for two weeks and most of that honey somehow magically turned into brood. Just in time for our dearth. So your plan sounds good to me. I'll be watching the bees more carefully, with a lot of cane sugar at the ready for syrup feeding after I take a bunch of their honey.
"I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong." (heard often from the late David Sebree) Still making them, myself