This year I installed two packages, one swarm, and I bought two nucs. I have no plans to harvest any honey this fall because the colonies are just getting started.
So I was thinking about a theoretical harvest in Spring 2020 and I was just wondering about the timing of that. When do you typically do a spring harvest? Or another way of asking it, how do you know that the colony is strong enough that would be okay to do?
One important contextual note: I live in Georgia near Atlanta. Overwintering will be pretty easy for my bees.