Re: Runny Honey
Capped means - ready.
Originally Posted by Sickdog5
No IFs or BUTs.
It is ready (meaning - this particular honey is ready).
Refractometer is only useful when you want to extract uncapped honey (because you can not ask the bees the same questions in human words).
Refractometer just gives you the #.
You then interpret the # using some average, good practice guideline to decide - ready or not (it is a sledge-hammer approach, but usually works).
Us humans are not capable to decipher exact properties of the exact honey we are looking at (the ready # will be different per the particular honey).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.