This has been a verrrry long winter in Wisconsin, high of 37 Thursday. I went into the winter with lots of bees, looked very healthy, I had 2 deeps pretty much full of honey and a super also. I was getting a little nervous and did not get a chance to take a peek all winter. I poured a little dry sugar on top of the frames and they did take about a week ago. It was warmer for a couple of days ago and I saw them flying so I took the hive apart and wooo those deeps I could hardly lift, the frames were still full of lots of honey and to my suprise there were lots of bees.
A couple of questions, some of the honey in frames was a couple of years old, this my 4Th year, does that capped honey in the deeps stay OK and good for winter use and for how long??
I want to put some fresh frames in the deep that I took off and I know that they will fill the outsides of the deep, sooo I plan on taking the honey from the deeps for ME and then put the 2 or 3 year old frames back in for winter, I went down to 1 deep and moved the super to the bottom. Make any sense? Opinions?