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When do you harvest honey?

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Too much trouble cleaning the extractor! ;) I harvest during the 4th of July holiday. . .around here what with the humidity, the honey's never capped sooner anyway. That's my one and only harvest unless there is an exceptional flow before the goldenrod starts. Then I'll harvest again. I don't harvest the goldenrod. . .it stinks and I leave it for the girls to overwinter on.
 

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Makes a difference if you have somewhere to store it. Here, it is often too cold to extract before July, so I'd wait until then, take some of the capped, and leave some for the summer dearth. I left all the fall honey, too, for winter stores. It's different, too, when you only have a hive or two, like I do.
 
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