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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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Hi Melissa,
I'm new this year with two hives in Pecatonica. Yes, this is an outstanding year in this area. I'm preparing to harvest two supers with two more almost full. Not bad for two 3# packages installed on 5/5.
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I haven't experienced any bearding as my hives get late afternoon shade. I did my first extraction today. Emptied 15 frames, one had some brood. Have a total of five gallons of honey settling prior to bottling. It was quite an experience however somewhat nerve-wracking... so afraid I' mess something up. But all went great. Good luck with your harvest.
Dave
 
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