July 4th appears to be an end-time in which honey bees slow greatly in making wax and completing the spring nectar flow so get prepared for honey extracting. Remember, the comb cells should be 90% capped and the remaining uncapped honey should not be able to run out of the cells for it to be completely ripe for extraction.
Continue inspections to assure the health of your colony. Add more honey supers if needed. Keep your fingers crossed in anticipation of a great honey harvest.
- Extract ripened honey (Cells should be 90% capped and any uncapped honey should not run out of the cells).
- Keep check if need to add hive body when 80% capped.
Estimate 2-3 hours