Quick Question for my bee keeping friends (and you too, chikn. haha).
I pulled one completely full and capped frame of honey yesterday because I’m going to start feeding lots of sugar syrup now. Let me say that I know I should have harvested AND started feeding long before now, but I am where I am…so back to my question…
THe frame of good honey that I pulled is actually going to be about all the extra honey I feel safe in taking away from that hive, so I really can’t go back for more even if I wasn’t going to be giving so much sugar-water syrup.
My question is pretty simple… Can I just keep my capped frame full of honey just like it is for days, weeks, or even months, or does it need to be extracted right away?
I’ve read that honey stores well in its own capped comb still on the frame for a long time. But I’ve also read that honey is prone to taking on water from the atmosphere and may ferment. So I’m confused. I’d like to keep it in its current state so I can take it home and show my family on Thanksgiving, but not if its going to cost me the honey! what say you all? Thanks