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It has been a long time coming. I am going into my 4th year, and finally got to get some honey. Last fall, I pulled about 40 pounds and put into the freezer for emergency feed for my bees. I successfully over wintered that hive. I added 2 more this year, as well a caught a swarm. 2 weeks ago, I had a lot of frames of uncapped nectar. I called my mentor, and he came and inspected Friday evening. I pulled 8 frames, to keep the hives from getting honey bound. I was pleasantly surprised.

39+ pounds.
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Nice! That's more than I got my first year of honey, congratz. Now that you have tasted your own honey, there is not going back.
 

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That's awesome! Congrats!!

I am in a similar boat. I'm in my third year. I didn't get anything my first year. Last year I pulled just a few of frames to get some honey for myself. We had a good flow here in NJ this Spring, and last week I extracted over 80 pounds! I executed my first successful split this Spring too.
 

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So, after some waiting, I pulled a few more frames and that will be it for the year. Ended with 50# total for this year, and I'm tickled pink with that.

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I did have a question, Can I put the frames back on the strongest hive to have them clean it up? I have my entrances reduced right now, but I don't want to have any robbing.
 

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Congratulations. Yes, put them above the inner cover. J
Inner cover? I didn't know that, I've been putting the extracted supers UNDER the inner cover. In fact, I've been putting them under the other supers just above the (double) deep brood boxes. I thought that it would be better way to get them back into production. I just did an inspection and the girls are starting to fill the extracted ones out.
 

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LarryBud - Depends on where you want it to go. I am trying to force it down now. Last step is to place frames below the QE, into the brood chamber. Then I feed to weight.
 
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