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  1. #1
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    Default What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Mine made lots of early spring tree blossom honey. What about the rest of you.

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Very little after mid July.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Clover and alfalfa right up to Labor Day
    Peter W., Belgrade, MT, Elv. 4420 Zone 4a
    Sheepshank Honey, 4 yrs & 35 hives

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Clover and alfalfa

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Mine made mostly Rape/Canola honey. I don't particularly like it only for the fact that it crystalizes QUICK!

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    mine made a decent amount early, apple, cherries, service berry, etc... i pulled those supers august 1st and extracted, and put them back on wet and made a good crop of mostly knapweed with a little clover. pulled that last week of august. i averaged 70 pounds per hive on about 75 hives, and they went into winter too heavy.

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    The bees made a very light honey this year. I thought maybe clover and basswood. Maybe had a slight caramel flavor??

    I would also say that due to the cool, wet weather that they didn't make as much as they should have. Always next year though!

    Oh ya...........some nice light cappings wax is always a bonus.

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    I got lucky this year and had a small crop of Sourwood in late July. Then the bees built up on Ragweed, Aster, and Knot weed for winter. Nothing from the Goldenrod at all for me this year.

    We had no real spring flow from anything but blackberry this year which the girls kept to get through the dearth later on with.
    Thomas Bartram - Since 2013, 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian

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    Default Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by dadandsonsbees View Post
    Mine made mostly Rape/Canola honey. I don't particularly like it only for the fact that it crystalizes QUICK!
    I too harvested Canola honey. A 100 lbs off of each of my 2 hives. I strained it through filters down to 400 microns and it turned into beautiful creamed honey that people paid a premium for. Plus my hives have gone into winter heavy.
    Colino
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