When your supers are full and capped, extract and put them right back on......wet!
So jealous! We missed the entire bloom in BSG. Last year's locust flow was great. Another member posted that the lack of blooms was due to a late cold snap.Locust flow was very good down here in Kentucky. Long and strong bloom. Lots of clear lemon yellow honey just harvested, beautiful color and delicious stuff. I did the same that snl suggested last week to prepare for clover.
Last year we had a late frost third week of May I believe but this year is looking pretty good so far. As long as it doesn't get too hot I may get lucky. Thanks for all the info from everyone.So jealous! We missed the entire bloom in BSG. Last year's locust flow was great. Another member posted that the lack of blooms was due to a late cold snap.
nah on a strong flow, a strong hive will draw out a medium in just a few days. Its all about energy, do you want the honey to be converted into wax or directly stored, outside temp and internal temp is also a player. How many foragers are stuck on brood, once its warm enough they can leave to do other things, mainly forage and cure nectar. This is why drawn comb is so advantageous.I think I'd have had four supers full if I'd had the drawn comb -- it seems to take a couple weeks for them to pull wax and draw out foundation. If I'd been thinking I'd have put on a couple more supers of foundation just to see, might still do that if I can't extract soon.