First year harvest

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by klpauba, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. klpauba

    klpauba New Member

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    I pulled the top box of my Warre hive to harvest:
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    The crazy comb was likely due to the fact that it was originally below the Nuc that the bees came in and I didn't have the chance to put some beeswax on the top bars. I harvested this one and started feeding most of it back to them yesterday.

    Here's the second box from the top.
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    This comb in this box is much straighter than that in the top box. I attribute that to the fact that I took the time to put a strip of "starter" beeswax on each bar. This gives them a hint on where to start the comb. You'll see that some of the comb was stuck to the top bars of the box below. This is now the top box (of two) that will be used to overwinter the colony. The box below this one is much the same.

    I took just three small jars of honey from the top box. Here I'm pouring the first drops of honey I've ever harvested:
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    One of the jars I'll give to Susan (the mother of my recently deceased niece) as I promised.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    nice looking honey congrats
     

  3. Omie

    Omie Active Member

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    Very very nice. Three precious jars, and one a gift!

    Your hive looks very healthy. Good job!
     
  4. R Dewhurst

    R Dewhurst New Member

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    nice looking. I have been wondering what the comb in a warre looked like when completed
     
  5. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    You didn't mention that is the best honey you have ever tasted? Well, was it? :grin:

    I thought about having at least one warre hive. They remind me of the Japanese hives...
     
  6. klpauba

    klpauba New Member

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    Well, I tasted a lot of great local honey around here so it's hard to tell. My mom & dad sure liked it (but they were buying the crap from the store -- even threw the last bottle away it was so bad).
     
  7. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Congratulations on your first harvest :thumbsup:
     
  8. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    congratulations! :yahoo:

    what omie said:
    "Three precious jars, and one a gift!"

    i love the last photograph, its awesome!
     
  9. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Nothing like a first time harvest, wish I had taken pictures to remind me. Well done! :thumbsup: