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Iddee
Jun 27th 2009, 05:27 PM
I guess when you don't sell hives soon enough, you have to harvest the honey. I got 10 gallon out of 4 supers today. Had help with the extracting, but all that watching sure made me tired. Had to come home and take a nap. Totally tuckered out. :roll: :D

Redcrane
Jun 27th 2009, 06:48 PM
I know just what you mean. I watched my son add onto my deck today, most tiring day I've had all week.

trumpet01
Jun 28th 2009, 06:23 AM
The rain killed us this year ! The bees brought in very little necter.Not enough for them to make it. We have already had to start feeding.It's going to be a long summer. Jim

riverrat
Jun 29th 2009, 09:57 AM
iDDEE Where do you find all this wonderful help that wears you out. I need to hire a couple myself :)

Iddee
Jun 29th 2009, 03:51 PM
They just feel sorry for decrepit, senile, ugly old men, RR. Too bad you aren't decrepit or senile. :o :lol:

brooksbeefarm
Jul 1st 2009, 07:50 AM
The rain killed us this year ! The bees brought in very little necter.Not enough for them to make it. We have already had to start feeding.It's going to be a long summer. Jim

We had alot of rain this year but the girls made alot of honey, some light and thin some almost black and thick as molasses? ( have know idea what they made that from). Trouble is i have to let it cure in the buckets to much moisture content ( checkin 19% to 21% ). We are still in a honey flow ( sweet clover) seems odd to be thinking about winter already but the aster and goldenrod's are not far off. Jack

G3farms
Jul 11th 2009, 10:30 AM
You guys sound like you had the same kind of weather we had here. A few days of sun and just when things would start to bloom the rains would wash everything out. My hives are on the light side and hoping for some good flow this fall. don't guess I will get any honey this year, well maybe a frame or two for myself, biscuts, pancakes........

G3

Charles
Jul 11th 2009, 01:46 PM
We had the same here in Colorado, just south of me they had an inch of rain in 15 minutes. Bad flooding the whole 9 yards, glad it missed us :D

tecumseh
Jul 11th 2009, 08:16 PM
rain? honey? help? what's dat?

it pretty much looks like scorched earth here. we may get a spell from the heat since it is only suppose to be 99 for most of the coming week.

likely thru next week in the early pm I will peel off a tad bit more of he sweet sticky stuff.

G3farms
Jul 11th 2009, 09:18 PM
I really can't complain about the rain. Year before last only one cutting of hay. Last year got two good cuttings. This year might get three.

There is a cave with an underground lake not far away "the Lost Sea", I think they said the water level had fallen something like 25 feet year before last.

I might have to start feeding a couple of the lazy hives soon.

G3

barry42001
Jul 12th 2009, 07:29 AM
actually had pretty good flow, that kept gonig long enough for the bees to draw out full depth supers, and seal two full supers--got to love the beauty of those ultra white cappings, and the 55 - 60 pounds of honey per super had 2 supers). Iddee--didn't have the luxary of sweating it out watching someone else extracting--have hand crank two frame ( for the full depth frames ) dadant extractor. still nice haul. for the rest of the season unless there is a exceptional fall flow the rest is theirs.
Barry