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Congratulations on your harvest. You must be proud!

I normally give the wet frames back to the bees by putting the boxes over an excluder and letting the bees clean them up. Then, it's off for storage over the winter. The honey gets in the hive right away and I don't have to worry about how to feed them in the cold weather. I squeeze the cappings to get the honey out and then rinse, dry and melt in the wax melter. Cappings wax is nice and light and I save it for my best candles. I'm not familiar with your area so I can't answer your third question but your description sounds about right as far as volume of honey from two hives. It depends on your area, the colony strength, length of flow, comb vs. foundation....a lot of things.
 
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