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Offline BrentX

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Waiting on the honey
« on: July 07, 2011, 11:11:06 PM »
There are supers on each hive alllllmooooosttt ready.  Maybe a third of the honey is already capped.  I will check again in ten days or so, but the harvest cant be far off now. 

Offline L Daxon

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Re: Waiting on the honey
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 11:15:49 PM »
Yeah.  Honey harvest.  My favorite time of year :pinkelephant:
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Offline mikecva

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Re: Waiting on the honey
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 08:34:09 AM »
You might find these 10 days to be very long. Start reading War and Peace.  :lau: :lau: :lau: :lau:
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Offline msully

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Re: Waiting on the honey
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 03:59:19 PM »
I'm doing my first harvest tomorrow!  Hoping for about 50 lbs from my 2 hives!! 

Hope the girls got the message about my plans......
"Indecision may or may not be my problem" Jimmy Buffett

Offline Vance G

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Re: Waiting on the honey
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 12:50:06 AM »
If you ger the right conditions and you have a good population, they might suyrprise you and fill up fast.  I got very pleasantly surprised when I found I had not taken enough supers out to give my hives more room!  Go Team go!!  I am waiting for my first honey crop since 1984.  That one was about 38,000 pounds but I don't think we will do that with six five frame nucs that I split up to a dozen colonies. 

Offline BrentX

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Harvest time
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 09:37:58 AM »
Checking on the bees revealed they have been ve ry busy.  I took twice as many supers as I was expecting and there is lots of honey left in the hives.  The boxes will go back on as the hives are crowded and a small flow is expected in the fall which is honey for the bees.

Happy beekeeper.:)