The honey supers are full and ready for the harvest!

100% covered honey combs, all is ripe for the harvest
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Had the chance to check on the bees today to find out if we’re ready for the harvest, and indeed we are. The Honey Supers are full and capped. And the smell of the honey coming out of the hives is very tempting.

Note that the Honey Supers are 3/4 Langstroth and fully filled and capped, this should make something like 20 Kgs per hive.

Gently use the smoker when opening the hives

Gently use the smoker when opening the hives

Note how the frames are well sealed with wax

Note how the frames are well capped with wax, meaning the honey is ripe and the Moisture in the honey should be around 18%.

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Couldn’t resist taking a frame home and trying it… Deeeelicious.

 

Next weekend is the big weekend! If the extractor comes on time, and the weather is good, it’ll be Honey Harvest and Extraction. Stay Tuned.