And super excited…
That is a beautiful frame of capped honey. It may be tricky to uncap, because it is not drawn out beyond the wood. Not your fault, just normal for a new frame. If you are using it for cut comb (or crushing and straining), not a problem. If you are uncapping, you may find a scratching tool easier than a big knife before spinning. Lovely result though, thank you for sharing.
That is a nice frame of honey! Taking a frame or two at a time is how I control the size of my hives too.
I was thinking of trying a heat gun, lol… we’re looking forward to the adventure.
I agree, beautiful frames. What I would use is a table fork to dislodge the cappings.
That’s not all of it yet. Still draining. But we’re freezing the frames overnight, and we may pop the drawn frames back into the super tomorrow.
I gotta say… the heat gun worked really well. Lots less damage than I expected.
Tastes like flowers and citrus.
I have used a heat gun on shallow cell depth frames and it returns the frame to the hive with a minimum of damage. The bees will build out the frames so that you can use a heated knife to do the decapping next time the frame needs extracting. Very nice frame of capped honey Julie.