It is Spring North of Houston and it is time to do a top to bottom. Two hives two 10 frame deeps each.
Last Fall with the rob I pulled a lot of deep frames full of honey plus I left a lot. We have not had a real winter and except for maybe 10- 15 days at most the bees did not fly. Most northers like today blow thru at 38-48 and by the noon it is over 50 and the bees are hard at work. My neighbors love their flowers but you just do not know what the honey will be like.
When I looked in January the top deeps were just about 60% full of honey again other than the new frames that I had dropped in the fall inc what I left for food and little new foundation.
I did screw up and leave two supers on but the bees really did not do much other than fill in the deeps out of 40 super frames some were not fully capped.
I may not have anything in the box but I am guessing but I am guessing that I have a lot of full deeps and the question are they capped or not.
I need to checker board so pull most of the deeps leave say 4 per hive and extract if capped or put on top and leave the supers the way they are or ext too if most is capped
Just trying to get a feel on what to do.
Last year these bees went PMS bad and were really mean and aggressive. Muts are good producers but like the old bees of 30 years ago not mean not crazy mean but it is African territory. I will requeen but have not had a hard mite count all year just some BHB to mess with.
This time last year they were so mean they would follow you 60 yards to the house pissed. I see one hive being like that this year. I hate to double drape and tape to work.
If I rob then would you drop old last year pulled frames in the boxes or new foundation
What would you do if you had this question about your bees?