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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Honey harvest.


 This yielded several pots of honey, a few good pieces of comb honey and a tiny amount of wax. I didn't take any honey last year, (the bees first year here), instead I allowed the colonies to build up (without sugar feeding), all 4 colonies building all their own combs and getting through winter, the bees having started from small numbers last May and June. 
 This year has been very good weather for the bees so far. I have had a few swarms which I have hived to make new colonies and so far I have harvested a little honey from 2 of the parent colonies, the bees will overwinter on their own honey and we will harvest any excess in the late spring. 

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