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  1. Beekeeping 101
    A week ago I checked the hive and my honey frames are about 40-50% capped. Checked again today and not much more progress, but more frames filling up with uncapped honey. When should I expect to harvest? Seems to be getting late in the season, but honestly, I wouldn't know as this is my first...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Good day beekeepers! I hope I'm posting in the right place (and its OK to post this here!) I have a 4-frame extractor that has been working fine but I washed it out for the first time this week (hadn't used it for a while) and after setting it back up, the handle (and therefore the frame...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hey guys! So I'm a first year beekeeper so won't even have honey this year, but I keep coming across this term -- honey house-- which makes me think sooner or later I gotta figure out the space issue of where I'm gonna harvest. The thing is, I keep my bees at my mom's place (she has a yard...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I use the crush and strain method of harvesting honey. Is it alright to harvest your honey a couple of times during the summer instead of just once? How often can/should you harvest your honey? I personally would rather break it down into a couple of times instead of one big job. But, if that...
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