Well four weeks ago I decided to finally get some bee hives after been registered for a year as a beekeeper.
I picked up 2 x 4 frame nucs that were placed in my hive boxes and headed home.
After the first 24 hours I was advised to open up and make sure the frames didn't move... Luck it do as in one hive the frames had moved and dropped in the box.. I tried to get them out as best I could but a few did die.
With only 6 frames in the box (4 from the nuc and 2 fresh frames of foundation) and on the second day I added all my new foundation... I was itching to have a look but I waited until the end of the week and I only popped the top to have a look. Wow I was impressed.. Most frames drawn.. I though is this normal or am I lucky.
Anyway after 3 weeks of non stop raining I wanted to have a look and everyone besides me could smell honey...
First mistake, It was over cast.. I tried to pop the top but it was stuck... I mean really stuck.. I couldn't get it off. I tried my tool... Resorted to trying to drive the tool in on many spots (third mistake) and had to almost hammer it in and finally I got it open and it fought me every millimeter to get it open...
The box was full and I mean full of honey Combe and honey... Every frame drawn and the gap In between the lid and top of frames full... Honey every where...
(I can't post pictures but if some one can post them for me it would be great, please message)
[Update by moderator: Added the pictures below]
Now I removed all the honey Combe and tried to clean it up... Now there is honey every where left over from the dripping bust Combe.
Do the bees clean this up
Should I put on a deep for another brood box or queen excluder and honey super?
Is this normal or is this faster than what is expected?
Thanks in advance for any help given...