This weekend, I completed my goal for the year.
I pulled 4 completely capped frames of honey from my hive.
I cut this hive from the wall of our farm house last spring. Over the summer they managed to repair/stabilize most of the cut frames, but made little progress on the foundation frames (about 8 and 8). In Feb this year, they still had about 3 frames to work in.
I mid April, I put on a honey super hoping to make 4 frames. I didn't get to check in May. When I open the hive there were 8 completely capped frames. I took 4.
Now what? I would appreciate some descriptions of how to remove the honey from the frames. I have hive knife. I plan to cut off the cap and let the honey drain to a tub. The frames had cast wax/crimped wire foundation. I've had request to put comb in the jars. Suggestions on cutting?
Looking to next year.
I replaced the removed frames with foundation and removed my excluder. I'm giving the hive free roam of 3 medium depth supers to increase hive population. As I had no luck catching a swarm this season, I hope to make a split next spring.
I'll probably put on another honey super. Anything else I get is gravy.
I have images to post later.