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Fresh honey for this season

4give

Worker Bee
Registered Member
Jan 1, 2018
284
3
18
Montrose, CO
Awesome! It looks like you've used it successfully, but if I ever rigged that filter with the legs over the bucket, it would fall over all the time - LOL. I just pulled 5 boxes (6" Supers) myself, so I should be around 12 gallons. It's been a weird year on the western slope of Colorado, and the bees are a bit behind. I'm hoping we get a late nectar surge.
I hope you get a lot more (and your bees do great too).
 

Cobrac

Got Mead? Patron
GotMead Patron
Sep 6, 2016
654
2
18
Västra Götaland, Sweden
Nice! Wildflower or mono-cropped?
It’s wildflowers but in this photo I assume it’s rapeseed, however I looove rapeseed honey it’s particularly great in melomels and metheglins. In traditional it’s boring and flat. I have done another harvest and it’s mainly from raspberry flowers and clover. That one is my favorite. For the future I have planted Nyssa Sylvatica, which is Tupelo tree. Perhaps when I’m old it will gain some Tupelo honey... The bees have, this year, also collected quite much from apple and cherry. I must say, that this year is a really great year for us in Scandinavia it’s normal temps and great crop year. I have also gained very strong hives. I had the possibilities to multiply my numbers in hives. I know have 10 hives which totally have given (so far) 450kg of honey. It’s insane.
 

Squatchy

Lifetime GotMead Patron
Lifetime GotMead Patron
Nov 3, 2014
5,201
25
38
Denver
It’s wildflowers but in this photo I assume it’s rapeseed, however I looove rapeseed honey it’s particularly great in melomels and metheglins. In traditional it’s boring and flat. I have done another harvest and it’s mainly from raspberry flowers and clover. That one is my favorite. For the future I have planted Nyssa Sylvatica, which is Tupelo tree. Perhaps when I’m old it will gain some Tupelo honey... The bees have, this year, also collected quite much from apple and cherry. I must say, that this year is a really great year for us in Scandinavia it’s normal temps and great crop year. I have also gained very strong hives. I had the possibilities to multiply my numbers in hives. I know have 10 hives which totally have given (so far) 450kg of honey. It’s insane.
Wow. That's a ton for that many hives.