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hello from Illnois

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Hi, My son (10 years old) and I just started this adventure this spring. We read everything we can, hoping to do things right. So far, it seems like there is no one "right" way in beekeeping!! This site has been full of amazing information and so helpful! We have just one hive right now that seems to be doing very well---lots of bees, capped honey, etc. Is this a good season for everyone in this area?
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I'm glad to hear you're getting ready to harvest. I am too and I wasn't sure if I was seeing what I should be seeing!! My bees have been bearding like crazy in this heat(not too bad today!), have yours? And....how are you harvesting??
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Hi Dave,
I just did my first harvest as well. it wasn't pretty, but I ended up with 5 gallons from the one hive I have. I learned a lot from the experience(wear leather gloves, your "helpers" will abandon you, etc.) Now on to bottling!
 
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