So a question. Possibly a few…
To start with, my configuration is
After my last post when I was not surprised to not get a lot of honey from a flow frame, it turns out I was not opening them fully - My mistake.
So anyway. I managed to remove the flow frame box and take a peek at the top brood. It turned out there has been very little laying going on, and it’s jam packed with honey. So I took pretty much everything from the flow box, which was far more than we need so plenty to give away.
Anyway. My question is this.
How do I get into the bottom brood box to check everything is OK for winter. In terms of numbers, there is no shortage of bees. The hive seems very strong with no concerns.
The trouble is the top brood, the one with the honey in is just too heavy to lift, and I have no helper. It’s going nowhere.
The only think I can think is removing each frame the top brood until it’s light enough to lift off? But thats going to really seriously upset the hive. I’m thinking I’m better off leaving things as they are?