Sunday, September 1, 2013

Completed Harvest!

At last the harvest is complete (I think...).

It's been the best year I have had to date.  My five hives produced a total of about 240kgs (530lbs) of honey (an average of over 100lbs per hive) which I think is really good! As a point of reference the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association did a survey last year and the average per hive in 2012 was in the order of 30 pounds - so well done girls!

Here is the latest update of my harvesting and mite count summary...

It's still too hot to go through the hives or to put any treatment on them so that will have to wait for a bit. Hopefully tomorrow will be cooler. So my focus will now be to bottle as mush as I can...

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