We are wondering if anyone else has had issues with breaking/cracking of the top part of the flow frame?
If you look at the photo you’ll see where I mean.
This happened during an extraction attempt going from closed to open a couple of mo this ago. The first two bits cracked during opening and turning the key.
We were doing about one third at a time as we had issues with leaks in previous attempts. Even this latest time we had about 2 tablespoons leak down to the bottom board. Is this normal? I’m worried the queen could get injured in the brood box. Should we take the frames out to harvest?
The hive is only 1 year old and this was the first time opening that frame which had only been in position for about 2-3 months.
We have since extracted honey from the same frame again and it’s working fine however the honey doesn’t come out of the front area. Usually you can see it drain out during extraction but it just stays there.