We just completed our first harvest of the season on June 27, 2015 and we are off to a good start! This harvest was well under the numbers we had last year at this time, but we expect the bees will pick up production as the summer heats up. All of the usual crew came out for harvest this year plus some new guests.
Mike and Emalaine stopped by and helped out for a while. Mike is thinking about getting some hives of his own and has been going with me to perform hive inspections this year. Emalaine busied herself keeping the honey strainer clear of wax cappings that are produced while extracting the honey from the comb. Here is a look inside the extractor:
Dan is a new beekeeper, starting two new nucleus hives this year at his place. Dan helped us pull some honey frames from Paul’s hives and worked throughout the day in the honey house uncapping most of the frames we harvested. Dan was a great asset to have around the honey house.
Remember, you can find us at the market this year.
Local farmers are selling a wide variety of items including vegetables, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, herbs and, of course, Whitfield’s Raw Honey! Please come out and see us between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
You can visit our booth on the following dates:
June 6, 13
July (harvest time)
September 5, 12, 19 and 26
October 3 and 10