Re: new beek advise on honey production in first year
welcome to the forum cdb.
sounds like you're in pretty good shape. did you start from a package? a nuc? did you feed any syrup while they were storing and capping?
you are a bit south of me, but your flows are probably similar. they will probably use some of what is stored to get through the dry summer months. there should be another strong flow beginning late august and through september, maybe getting into early october.
i will probably harvest any capped honey that is in my hives in early september, and then let them have the fall honey for overwintering.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf