Our first honey harvest!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by afterburn001, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    We couldn't wait any longer so we pulled six frames from our supers. Here is the yield.

    The honey was light and tasty. Maple, clover, blackberries and farm stuff.
    First harvest_small.jpg
     
  2. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Congrats:thumbsup: I took my first honey this year too. Nothing like the joy of your first harvest. I'm looking forward to the next :)
     

  3. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    real nice,it looks soooo good, I hope 1 day to have my 1st harvest, what size frames do you use for honey supers?
     
  4. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    The medium supers. 6-5/8" ??
     
  5. Zookeep

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    aaa ok I went all 9 inch frames in my hives, nice haul for smaller frames:thumbsup:
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Very nice looking bottled honey!!
     
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    Fantastic! Very nice presentation. Thanks for sharing the photo. I am excited to harvest my first batch also. I just took a quick peek today and saw two supers with all frames half capped...it won't be long now...
     
  9. efmesch

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    AHHHH.....the sweet taste of success.:yahoo:
    Congrats.
    How did you keep the different honeys from mixing with one another?
     
  10. ApisBees

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    Very nice Coming from a honey judge point of view. Clear, very few bubbles suspended or in foam on top, uniform containers, and very bright. It will display nicely for your customers and will entice them to buy. The level in the containers should be the same so everyone thinks there getting the same deal. Your in line at the coffee shop and the guy in front of you gets a big fresh piece of cake, and you think that looks good and order the same and they bring you an dried out small outside piece thats missing 1/2 the icing. But looks real good!
     
  11. PerryBee

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    :yahoo: Yeah Baby! :Dancing:
     
  12. srvfantexasflood

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    Nothing tastes better than your own first harvest!
    Where did you get the tall bottles with the cork stoppers?
     
  13. gunsmith

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    Those are called Muth bottles (I don't know why) and are sold by Mann Lake, Brushy Mtn., etc. Pricey, but very attractive packaging.
     
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    Thanks gunsmith. I'll look into them. I have seen them before, but didn't know what they were called.
     
  15. lazy shooter

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    All that honey from six frames. Did you weigh the honey before bottling? It's a curious mind thing to me, as I have not yet harvested any honey.
     
  16. srvfantexasflood

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    The 8oz and 1lb muth bottles happen to be on sale through Brushy Mountain. I don't know if they have shrink wrap that fits those bottles yet.
    Thanks gunsmith!
    My apologies to all for going off topic on this thread.
     
  17. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Lazy shooter, bet you thought you'd sneak in under the fence and we wouldn't notice that we haven't welcomed you yet.
    WELL,
    Welcome to the forum.
    :hi:
    Glad to have you with us. Can't miss a Texan. As Tecumseh likes to say, HOWDY!
     
  18. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    It was all mixed already. I was just describing what they were feeding on. We have two hives at home and seven hives at a friends farm. This batch came from the farm.


    Lazy shooter:
    I didn't get a chance to weigh them but the tote we brought them out in was heavy one. :grin:
     
  19. Papakeith

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    Very cool Congrats on a successful harvest!
     
  20. PerryBee

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    Lazy shooter:
    I'm with Efmesch on this one, glad you found us and "chipped in" :hi:

    Welcome!