Just removed my mothers flow super for winter. It is 85% full of mostly capped honey- unfortunately the honey has partially candied in the frames. We plan to try and warm the frames to 40c-42c for a few days- and are hoping that will liquefy the honey. Has anyone done this? I tried once before by leaving a super in a car parked outside during very hot weather- it didn’t really work- even though I had it in there for a few days. I thought that would work as my guess was the heat in the car was over 45c during the day… I am hoping the only reason it didn’t work was that the temps were not sustained long enough to get right into the core of the honey In that instance I gave that super to a hive of bees to eat- it took them nearly a month though to eat the candied honey. Not ideal.
We plan to use a reptile enclosure thermostat with ceramic infrared heating lamps in an insulated cupboard to gently warm the entire super - it seems the honey should de-crystallize and I don’t think 40C would hurt the flow frames? Has anyone tried anything similar?