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Thread: Early Spring Honey Extraction

  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
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    Default Early Spring Honey Extraction

    Well it's been a good spring so far down here in Florida. After watching the citris trees bloom over the last two weeks I decided it was time to check the shallow suppers for any honey. Boy was I surprised, ended up with 3 1/2 shallows full of honey. Pulled them off the hives Tuesday and let the bees clear out untill today which was spent doing my first extraction of the year. Ended up with 6 gallons of a darker medium sweet honey and maybe 2 lbs of wax. If I had more hives it would of been possible to seperate the citris/orange blossom from the rest but with only three hives it was impossible to split the different types up. Can't wait to start up a gallon batch of classic straight mead with the fresh crop. Hope everyones hives are making it thru the tail end of the winter, sounds like spring is slow in coming this year.

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    Jan 2005
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    Troy, MI
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    Default Re: Early Spring Honey Extraction

    Congrats, indeed. Your position is envious. I hope '07 is a banner year for you. I'm glad to hear you did not suffer total devastation from CCD.

    Best,
    Ken
    It's time for some woodshedding, Willie Mae. The blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind.

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    Default Re: Early Spring Honey Extraction

    Extracting honey in April congrats indeed, I couldn't imagine it.

    Right now I am happy that my girls are bringing in pollen! I hope! Need to check on my remaining colony on Monday. Prolly going to have to give them another patty.

    Got nucs coming in a few weeks.

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