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Capping honey question

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I have about 5 medium supers that are pretty heavy. many of them are 100% capped and ready for extraction. Some are 50% to 100% capped.

the flow is about over here. Will the bees finish capping off the honey in the next week or so when there is no flow going on?

It is raining here now, and expected for the next few days. Will they continue to cap the honey any faster since they are all in the hive waiting for the next time to get out?
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I sometimes extract partially capped frames. A quick field test is to "shake" or "sweep" the partially uncapped frame. If nectar visibly sprays out, I leave it. If not, I extract. But when I say partially capped I mean mostly capped with a minority portion uncapped.
 
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