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  1. #1
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    Default Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Like the title says. We finished up week ago good to be done.
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    maybe three hundred supers left then done. Need to start feeding

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    should have about 400 supers to do pretty soon. that will be all.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Thought I was done, but apparently will be able to harvest at least 2 or 3 supers of goldenrod. Looking forward to that. -js

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    We just pulled our last 1/2-1 ton of honey today. Plan to extract on Wednesday.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Not quite done here. Couple more days should do it.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    We pulled Spring honey in July. Plan to pull the Fall flow (Goldenrod) late this month.
    Experience isn't always the best way to learn...You usually get the lesson first...And the instruction afterwards...

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Got the last dribbles of wildflower(Goldenrod and Aster) to go through in the shop, but right now feeding the first round takes priority.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    I'm concerned about my fall harvest. I have 8 hives that I should be pulling honey from by now, based on last year's extraction times and surplus. I only pulled 9 capped frames so far. There is alot of uncapped honey, some empty cells. I was shocked actally.

    Now, maybe 10 days makes a difference but I don't see how. Last year I pulled starting Oct 9th. I always leave half behind for them, or more depending on how much they have. But as of the last few days, it's not looking good for surplus honey. We are in Brazillian Pepper flow for another week or two. Unless they suddenly start capping, bad fall harvest for me. Though they will have enough for themselves for sure. That part is a relief.
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Calendars are good for Holiudays and Anniverserys but not so much for when bees should be worked or honey taken off. Do what needs doing when it needs doing, not when the calendar tells you to.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Our last honey crop is just getting started. We usually wrap up around thanksgiving.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    I only have about 20% pulled and extracted so far. If the weather holds up well I should be done in 3 weeks.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    We redid extracting room and put in larger system. What I thought would be a 3 or 4 week job turned into 2 1/2 months. Redid floor putting in drain under cowen system, filled in pit and installed auger to sump mounted under converor . Put in maxant spinner. Then three motors decided to quit in two days...one had just been rebuilt. The result is normally I'm done extracting in august. Still have honey on 370 hives. Working festivals on weekends then rain during week. Most have 4 to 5 mediumns . So i figure 1400 to go. Should be in Florida for pepper but here I am in KY. Anyone looking for a job?? Oh what a mess...anything that can go wrong has....hard to pull honey extract bottle and deliver along with festivals. Stay busy this time of year bottling and with festivals let alone extracting.
    Last edited by suttonbeeman; 10-05-2012 at 07:13 AM. Reason: mis spelled word

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Finished up yesterday. The 3 month siege is officially over and it's also the reason I'm stalling in my office this morning....today is cleanup.
    I feel your pain, been there done that. That happens a lot after a remodel, everything looks great until you actually start using it, then the problems begin. Hey, at least you have honey to run.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    Hey, at least you have honey to run.
    Amen to that. Many of us, like myself, won't turn on the spinner this year.
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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    Cool Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Rick, I know what you mean. I setup a new extracting setup in a new building this year. Then honey started coming in 3 weeks early this year. Hurry , Hurry, Hurry.
    Here comes the rain again.
    Cleaning up machines and emptying tanks today. Last batch of wax going in the melter.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Just got the last of my honey off of the hives today. Colonies are looking good and strong.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Today is our last day and it feels good.

    Decent crop hope the bee's hold up so we can do it again.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Been at it since Sept 4th. Will finish up Tuesday. Break down and clean equipment then barrel up the tank on Wednesday.

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    Default Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???

    Ive got contract honey sitting up in pulled supers, Ive gotta clear our a bottling tank for it. bleh.

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