Beeginer mistake harvesting
Well i finally harvested some honey. I did not want to take too much but I took 1 meduim frame from 3 hives and 2 frames from deep hives (going away from these but still have some left). Most of these hives are starter hives, split from a hot hive, so I didnt want to take too much. Most of the frames had foundations so I just scraped the comb and honey into a sceen for straining since I dont have an extractor. The foundationless were the easiest, I just cut around the outside of the frame and the whole thing just fell right in. Where did I do this....right outside the garage door, mind you it is 104 deg today. I put the empty frames in the 5 gallon bucket to strain the remaining honey. Since it was so hot the faminly decided we were going swiming at the parents so we left the house. Well when I came home and saw the garage I knew I had made a mistake. There were thousands of bees trying to lap up every last drop of honey. It looked as though all 10 hives had send out recruits to pick up some welfare honey! My wife was a little freaked out by that....I moved as much as I could away from the house but that was pretty stupid.
Looks as though we will get close to 2 gallons of honey, that is truely amazing..black and yellow get behind a fellow!
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