I was about to harvest for the first time when I decided to do some research. I was told by the internet and some of you that I should not rely on the outside of the flow frame only. My window showed me this:
Every frame in the middle showed capped and looked ready. Bees are bearding outside the hive every afternoon which made me think that they are not very busy and running out of space. So, I went for it but did an inspection to make sure just in case…
This is what I saw:
Not ready at all. So, I put the frames back and closed the hive.
Will get back to the harvest only one frame in a few weeks. Thoughts?