Harvesting–Part II

Earlier we mentioned the two options of when to harvest: fall or spring.  We have members in both camps.  The advantage of harvesting in the fall is obviously being able to enjoy the honey.  One disadvantage is making sure the bees have enough honey to winter over.  On the other hand, if you harvest in the spring, you will ensure the bees have plenty of honey; however, if you leave the frames in too long the honey will crystalize and you may not be able to spin it out.  This is a personal choice and each method is viable.  Our main objective is the support of the bees so it is always important to regularly monitor their condition and adjust your actions accordingly.

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