If the honey flows well, a strong, healthy bee colony can fill a supermarket with honey in 1 week or less. However, an average bee colony takes 2 to 4 weeks to fill with honey, while weaker bees take at least 1 to 2 months. During a flow of nectar, when bees are most productive, they can fill a super honey in a week. A super honey tank can be filled in a few days at most. A more typical pace is one to two weeks.
Therefore, a good flow of honey means that the nectar-producing flowers are in full bloom and the climate is suitable for foraging, offering bees a great opportunity to increase their honey production. As with everything related to bees, environmental factors greatly influence how much honey bees can produce and how quickly they can do so. A 10-frame deep Honey Super model is also harder to fill faster than a 10-frame model, so it's best to consider the size as well. The flow of honey affects the speed at which bees can fill a superhoney, since a good flow of honey allows for greater honey production and, if there is no honey flow, no honey is produced. Your bees won't have much nectar with which to produce honey and they won't be able to fill another super honey.
To encourage bees to produce honey more quickly, you can experiment with overproducing the top and bottom. However, a weak bee colony will take longer to fill with honey, between 1 and 2 months. However, honey flow can be difficult to predict, even if it's more likely to occur in warmer months, such as summer. The lower part is produced when you lift the active honey mass and insert the new one under it, just at the top of the breeding box.
If you cut the honeycomb from the frame during the honey extraction process, the frame will be empty. However, weaker colonies, since they have fewer worker bees, will produce less honey and will take, on average, 1 to 2 months to fill a bag of honey. As mentioned, strong colonies are those with the highest number of worker bees, have a healthy breeding pattern and strong, pest-free hives full of honey and pollen. The main objective of every beekeeper is to ensure that they have selected the ideal type of honey bees for the hives. Even if you have a strong colony, with a large amount of honey and you have all the right sizes for bees, if the climate doesn't allow bees to collect nectar, they will take longer to fill the honey.
The amount of honey you need depends on the size of the hive and the amount of honey the bees produce...