To get the honey away from the bees we put a wooden 'clearer' board between the honey in the supers and the queen and her brood at the bottom of the hive. The board has a couple of 'Porter bee escapes' in it (so called because Mr Porter invented them!). These act as a one-way valve for the bees, so whenever a bee leaves the honey at the top of the hive to go down to see the queen, they can't get back. After a couple of days, there will be no bees on the honey, and you can take off the supers for extraction.
Except ... the bees don't all read the same book as me, so some don't go down to see the queen! Also, they find any tiny hole where the hive woodwork doesn't fit perfectly and get back in that way. Nevertheless, most of the bees leave.
So, we went to the Hanbury aipary and, using quite a lot of smoke to calm the bees ('cos they don't want to lose all their honey!) took off all the supers and put them in the car ...
Next job, extracting the honey.