Re: I robbed some of my bees today. I have a few questions.
We are at the end of our short nectar season. Right now pulling capped and uncapped frames. Usually the nectar is in the 19ish humidity level when they are uncapped, we also get uncapped in the 16 level. I test extensively the uncapped cells.
If any are above 18% we put the box with the frames in our sunny window, with a fan blowing, also have AC going. Within a few days they are ready to be extracted ie nectar in the 17-16% range.
Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.