When I harvest during warm (25-35 celcius) weather I often find that the cappings are not disrupted. I’ve gone back to a hive two months after harvesting and the flow frame is still capped, the hive is otherwise full of honey, but there’s no honey in the frame I harvested. It’s as though the bees don’t even notice the honey is gone and don’t consider it a valid place to stash nectar.
My current solution is to remove the frames after a harvest and go around with a stiff toothbrush scratching up the cappings so the bees realise there’s space available. This is a bit of a pain in the bum. Anyone got any suggestions?