harvesting honey question

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by adamant, May 10, 2012.

  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    When I pull the honey suppers off should I have a honey super ready to put in its place?
     
  2. Hog Wild

    Hog Wild New Member

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    Yes, this time of year most definately. If you can quickly extract put the original back on and they will clean it up/start re-filling.
     

  3. adamant

    adamant Member

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    Thank you for your reply. When u say quickly how quick? Within hours? Next day max?
     
  4. bamabww

    bamabww Active Member

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    I carry an empty with me and as soon as I pull the full one off I put an empty one on. It seems like there is always one frame not completely capped or ready and I usually put it in the replacement super instead of carrying it to the house.
     
  5. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    if you have the extra, wayne's advice, is good advice, put another on right away, you can always take the extracted super back to them for them to lick it clean:grin:
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If you pull the supers and place them back the same day, it is a win-win. They have room, your work is done, and you don't have to mess with empty supers or robbing.
     
  7. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    or the pest associated with holding wet supers.
     
  8. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    iddee, it is a 'win-win', it's a win-win too if one has extra equipment to flop on there, and/or (tec's comment) the "pest associated with holding wet supers"....carrying it back......the same day or another day:grin:

    hearing ya' on work done and messing with wet empty supers:wink: