July extraction is complete.
In June we extracted 3 deep frames of very dark light tasting honey, which gave us 5 litres.
Yesterday we extracted 20 deep frames of light coloured honey, like a "bud light" colour and it too tastes light...different from the other, but light.
There was a dark patch of honey in one frame. My wife tasted it before extracting it and said it was horribly bitter. I tasted it and didn't have the same reaction. Anyways, we included that in the mix as well and we will call it wildflower honey, as there are no crops in our area and a mixture of old pasture and mixed bush. We are now wondering what could have been the source of that dark patch. Maybe someting that was only in bloom for a day or 2? Who knows, we'll never know.
The 20 deep frames gave us between 7 and 8 imperial gallons. (7 imperial gallons = 8.4 US gallons).
I don't know how much more honey we will get this year with the dangerously dry conditions. These days there is a new forest fire popping up every few days it is so dry. We haven't had rain in weeks so I don't know what the bees will be bringing in, in these conditions. There are different flowers that are doing well in these conditions but I don't know if they produce enough for our bees.
As I have learned with the bees, leave them alone and time will tell.....