Today was the final harvest, and I am absolutely delighted with the amount of honey I ended up with - far more than I was expecting. Its about 18% moisture, quite runny and definitely not the thick heather honey that I’ve seen from hives a few miles away.
Could there be more honey to be extracted ?
I allowed the FlowFrames to drain. It was a warm day, sunny, and I waited until the last drip was captured.
However, when lifting the FlowFrames out of the super I noticed that some of the FlowFrames are considerably heavier than others. They give the appearance of still containing honey.
My plan was to store the Super in a sealed box ready for the next season.
Do I leave the honey in the FlowFrame ? Or do I remove the wax and try to extract the honey on a sunny day, or in the warm, by gravity ?
If I did leave the honey in the FlowFrame, is there a risk of honey, greater than 18% moisture, fermenting ?
I am a little concerned that there may not be enough honey in the brood box. I have a feeder in place feeding the bees syrup, and later, honey that spilled from the frame that ended up on the floor.
I would welcome any thoughts from beekeepers with more experience