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forrestcav
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« on: August 13, 2013, 08:05:55 PM »

So after great anticipation I made my first harvest. I had three supers of honey, but only got two pulled before rain. Anyhow I extracted two 10 frame shallows and got just 5 gal of golden goodness.  piano
I lucked up and found a local club that had an extractor and a member willing to demo to me. So now i'm in the club.
Now clean up is a different story.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 01:19:09 AM »

Just to be clear.... You got 5gal. of honey from 10 shallow frames?
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 03:25:54 AM »

Just to be clear.... You got 5gal. of honey from 10 shallow frames?

Look again hjon: 20 shallow frames - 2 supers

Congrats  cheer cheer



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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 07:04:27 AM »

Thanks scbee. Yes 20 shallow frames. I was pretty proud of the girls.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 11:13:11 PM »

 applause

I am hoping to sneak a couple of frames out of my larger hive here soon. It will be cut and crush, but all I need is enough to give a few gifts to those that have helped me out this year.

As I have a much weaker small hive I would like to get through the winter, I might have to share. We will see as the summer comes closer to a close. I feel an early fall.

So here is to your Girls!!!!  cheer
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 09:39:18 PM »

Mscarol. The Elk Valley beekeepers Assoc. has equipment for it's members to use. I went to my first meeting monday and used the equipment tuesday. Membership is free. You can contact the Franklin County Ag Extention agent. I realize your in Fayetteville area but look into it. I'd be happy to help anyway I can.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 09:45:43 PM »

Forrestcav,

once I get a more reliable vehicle, then making the meetings might not be such an issue....(although....like a bee.....I hate driving at night!!)

There a couple of county contacts that I can make.....especially with the fair coming on.

This year.......don't need much

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 11:50:55 PM »

hey my girls were out cleaning cappings till almost dark tonight. Some of them could barely fly.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 11:34:43 AM »

Way to go.    cheer   -Mike
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »

Aren't bees amazing?  Congrats on your first harvest.     grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 08:08:49 PM »

I remember my first harvest as being the most exciting thing I have ever done. I was swooning when I saw all that beautiful golden honey in that bucket.

Congratulations on your first harvest and many more to come

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 03:02:39 PM »

Thanks all. I actually still a full shallow sitting on them with the empties under it for clean out and/or refill.
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