Thanks for the welcome. I bought my first two hives in May and managed to capture two swarms some weeks later. Since my first post yesterday I have just harvested my first super. I am learning everything from a book but it got very messy with a book in one hand and and goo everywhere else!
My neighbours tell me I am too late to recover honey. It seems to be working OK. Could they mean it is a problem with the temperature being lower. It is about 19 deg C at moment or are there other issues?
Michael Bush says that he waits until the bees move down before he pulls his honey. So sounds like you picked the right time. Did you leave enough for them for the winter? The amount depends on how long and cold it gets in your area.