Sunday, September 9, 2018

Second and Final Harvest

I bottled the second harvest. I achieved a pretty respectable 49 kgs from the 4 hives.

There’s plenty remaining for the bees in the hives so all I need to do now is put on some mite treatment before the end of the week and that should be me done for the year!

It’s been surprisingly good this year. I thought we dodged a bullet coming through the “Beast from the East” without loss, and when it got so dry in June and July I thought it would only be possible to get enough stores in for just the bees. So I’m quite content!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Honey - Coughs - Cakes

This is timely... I just harvested some more honey...  I'm not sure quite how much this amounts to yet but I think we will be close to a total of 36 kg (80 lbs) this year - not great but better than I was expecting.

Raw honey retains its medicinally useful micronutrients.