Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July Honey

4th of July Honey  by D.Broberg
4th of July Honey , a photo by D.Broberg on Flickr.

The "old habits" are now fully broken and the bees are content with the bottom entrances again. Based on our inspection this morning, it looks like we will have about 50 to 60 lbs of spring honey this year! We could harvest it now and it would be that wonderful light amber that won the Blue Ribbon at the Boulder County fair a few years ago, but we will wait and harvest it together with the late summer honey around Labor day.
4th of July Beehives
There are now two supers of capped honey on our 2010 colony and they are going strong. We added a third super to the hive today to give them more room for the late summer honey.

The new 2011 colony seems to have a strong brood chamber, but hasn't made much progress in storing the honey up top. They will do good to fill one super this year.

1 comment:

the bees house said...

Hope you had a great 4th of july. Where are your bees? I presume USA? I need info for 'Beekeepers Blog' page at Bees Hive - thanks. P.S. we are having a July giveaway of bee note cards if you are interested.