Monday, January 5, 2015

The honey harvest!!

So this is the first bottle this morning, and the rest is still filtering, will likely get 5 pounds (or 80 ounces of honey). This bottle is 48 oz/3#!!

Even if the bees didn't make it, at least we have a lot of honey!

I emailed Marla Spivak and she was kind enough to promptly answer me. Via questions and answers, she feels the chance of mite infection is low and more likely, I just didn't have strong enough colonies going into the cold snap of November.

It is a learning process. Next year, I will get a tar paper wrap on, in addition to my straw bales.