Hive has 8 frames uncapped syrup. Do they still have time to cap it, or should I remove it to avoid there being too much condensation? Here in Northern VA, the 10 day forecast looks like average highs of 63 deg. Lows of 45. Advice please.
I am in PA I would not take them out. I am trying this, advice from an old time beekeeper. I am going to put a wedge in the top of the lid so that it is sloped. Condensation runs to one end of hive instead of dripping down the middle of the frames. Also putting granulated sugar on the top inner cover and covering the top frames with newspaper and granulated sugar. The sugar should help absorb any condensation. He doesn't loose any of his hives through winter. I figure worth a try.
Here is WV, am at 3,000 feet elevation, I have stopped feeding syrup, but have uncapped frames as well, am leaving mine. There will be days in 60's and 50's here for another month (I hope) . Should have time to working it up and as someone else stated they dont cap unless cell is full.
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