Give smoke to calm the bees. Honey is usually stored as far as
possible from the hive entrance. Here the entrance is in the
front gable end so most of the honey will be stored at the back
of the hive.
Check where the bees are and open the hive gently.
Basic Beekeeping Manual 1: How to Harvest Quality Honey (© Author Pam Gregory, who offers this as her gift to
beekeepers in developing countries)