Wish me luck

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Bens-Bees, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Later today will be pulling honey off the hives... I'm hoping for at least 6 full illinois supers of honey from this extraction (there will be another extraction because the girls are still bringing in good nectar, but I need to make some space for them to put the nectar in and I can't build it as fast as they need it. It looked like they had a heckuva lot of capped honey when I peeked a couple of days ago though.

    If I get enough honey to sell that I can afford it, I'm going to buy a nine frame maxant electric extractor (really just 6 frames since I run all mediums, but whatever)... and a new pair of gloves... well, I'll buy the new pair of gloves regardless of whether I buy the extractor or not... happy birthday to me (but really I need a new pair of gloves, I wore a hole in my current pair that is just being covered by tape right now).

    I was origianlly planning to do a cutout, but I never heard back from the guy and I know he was wanting it done faster than I could get to it, so I'm assuming he got someone else to do it already.
     
  2. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Good luck with the harvest; it seems to be a really good year! Hope you get enough to get that extractor. As for gloves, I've gone over to the nitrile ones. I know, hot. But you can really feel what you're doing and they're pretty inexpensive.
     

  3. milapostol

    milapostol New Member

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    Wishing you luck. How'd it go?
     
  4. riverrat

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    bet them girls wasnt liking him stealing the super full of honey. Good thing the aint like the wife who seems to hold a grudge for a long time when I mess up but ole rat dont do that much anymore especially when she bought a boat oar to paddle me with :Dancing: :D
     
  5. Bens-Bees

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    LOL rat, naw they didn't care much, I was able to rob 'em without getting stung once. Didn't get as much as I wanted before I ran out of compressed air to blow them off the frames with, plus I was losing daylight. I got 3 and a half supers of honey and recon I left about 2 and a half supers of honey behind. Based upon how much honey I have bottled so far though, it does not appear that I will be able to get that extractor yet though. Ah well, maybe next year. I'll do something else with it instead though.