August/Sept. can really produce here if we get enough rain. Even now when there is traditionally somewhat of a dearth a lot of stuff is in bloom and a lot of people have put their supers back on. My bees in both hives seem to have drawn the line on drawing more comb though even though they are foraging. It's a bit perplexing
Thanks for confirming my thoughts on using capped honey. I probably have enough to do what I need to do.
Just curious here - you mentioned somewhere (I think on your site) that you didn't use an extractor for a long time. How did you amass drawn comb when you first started? CAn you steal relatively empty but fully drawn frames from the brood box once the brood from earlier in the season has hatched out and replace with foundation? Also, any thoughts on stimulating my bees to move up into their 1st honey super (#5)? This is the hive with 4 full mediums. I finally made some of B. D. Bray's slatted racks (to use below and above) and so far the bees in that very full, active hive show no interest in going up. Otherwise they (racks) seem to be helping with ventilation - been up around 100 a lot recently.