Re: Harvesting Uncapped Frames?
I pulled a couple half frames as you describe, some capped, some not. Those tested at 18.5% so it took little to get the % down to 17. I did do the "shake test" and the uncapped nectar didn't run, so you may try that and leave whatever starts to drip/run.
I also run double deeps and had a couple hives that had stored and capped frames in both deeps, I took several full frames and replaced with empty's on the outside leaving the little brood areas alone, more to keep the hives from being honey bound and possibly trying to late swarm. I always check the bottom deep if the top is looking loaded.
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