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harvesting honey

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I have a few stupid questions about harvesting honey;

Lets say you put a shallow super on. The bees fill it up. Do you harvest it right away, or does it have to cure on the hive for a while?

In PA, if you have a hive that has wintered well, how may times a year do you harvest honey? Only in the fall, or in the early summer and the fall?
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Wax moths get in them when they are on the hive, but the bees tend to keep them under control. They get in them much worse off the hive. I try to leave them on until I'm ready to do something with the honey. Cut it for comb, extract it, or something. Of course if you have a big enough freezer, you can freeze it and the moths won't live through that.
 
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