moments of my 2016 harvest
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    I had no idea how to connect photos until I saw Tenbears's explanation today.

    I post here some photos of my harvest of 2016. I have used this method until this year. This year after extracting 5Ton. I decided to use the service of a cooperative that has an automatic extraction line. In this cooperative I ended up extracting the remaining tons.


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    To conclude: from the extractor to the bottle.

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    Nice Eduardo, that is a lot if honey! This past summer/fall the bees did not make any lighter honey, it was all dark. Usually we get both. It seems the goldenrod was not worked much, we did not have the usual amount of pollen from that either. Still, we had a good harvest from our 5 remaining hives.
    Proverbs 16:24

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    Thanks Cloverdale.
    With lots of expense and a lot of work, but it was a gratifying year indeed. Had not the honey dropped a little on the bulk market and would have been a very good year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Gomes View Post

    Pretty nice

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    Thanks MP!

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    Default Re: moments of my 2016 harvest

    Eduardo, are your hives located in Northern, Central or southern Portugal?

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    Great job! Nice looking honey frames.
    Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.

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    Hi markus2!

    My hives are located in Central Portugal.

    Thanks missybee!

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    Thanks Eduardo.
    Itīs so nice to see pictures of other peopleīs beekeeping.
    What about 2017?

    Sibylle

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    Eduardo
    I am guessing from your comments that you sell most if your honey bulk wholesale. Is this how you get rid of it? That looks like a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.
    gww
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    Sibylle and gww sorry for the delay in the response. I've been pretty busy the last few days.

    2107 was a difficult year for portuguese beekeepers. Apart from a very dry spring and summer we had the center of the country burning from one end to the other, burning hives and pastures.

    In 2017 and with more 50 hives and compared to 2016 I had a decrease of about 30% in honey production.

    I sell ​​15 to 25% of my honey production to retail and the remainder by wholesale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Gomes View Post
    Sibylle and gww sorry for the delay in the response. I've been pretty busy the last few days.

    2107 was a difficult year for portuguese beekeepers. Apart from a very dry spring and summer we had the center of the country burning from one end to the other, burning hives and pastures.

    In 2017 and with more 50 hives and compared to 2016 I had a decrease of about 30% in honey production.

    I sell ​​15 to 25% of my honey production to retail and the remainder by wholesale.
    This sounds like the fires in California a few months ago....everything burned there too; very tragic.
    Proverbs 16:24

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    Eduardo
    Hey, you sound like a busy guy and so I am happy you have time to answer my questions at all.
    Thanks
    gww
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    Quote Originally Posted by gww View Post
    Eduardo
    Hey, you sound like a busy guy and so I am happy you have time to answer my questions at all.
    Thanks
    gww
    Same here Eduardo.
    I wish you luck with overwintering and increase next year. Hope there will be no more fires like that.

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