first harvest

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  1. makeitdolou

    makeitdolou Well-Known Member

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    I hope this works, but here is a pic of my very first harvest - 10 fully capped frames!
    Rosie

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  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Yippy, the picture shows up just fine. Looks so sweet LOL makes my blood sugar go thru the roof just looking at it. Can't seem to keep my fingers out of my mouth when I've extracted.
    Very first Honey I gotextracted My blood sugar level when I tested two hours latter was 466. Kare said I had to stop sucking my fingers so much LOL, :shrug: wonder why?

    :D Al
     

  3. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    :) A quick tip.
    Now when placeing new foundation on the girls do every other frame with the drawen out frames. They will draw out the new stuff faster.

    :D Al
     
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    Congratulations! That is exciting to get the first few harvests. Here is my blog that talks about my harvest this year. It was a good one. I am only extracting 3 supers of my one hive and when I extracted the one super last night I got exactly 40 pounds of honey.
    www.goldforestfarms.blogspot.com
     
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    Wow! That sure is a beautiful sight! Congrates Rosie!
     
  6. makeitdolou

    makeitdolou Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Al, John and Tony for the kudos! I borrowed an extractor and won't be able to get to extracting until after the weekend. But I'll make sure I keep my fingers out of it, Al! I'll post again afterwards. By the way, is the fluid conversion of pounds to ounces 16 oz. to 1 lb.?
    Rosie
     
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    makeitdolou Well-Known Member

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    John, your blog is really nice, and I enjoyed your farm website as well!
    Rosie
     
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    makeitdolou Well-Known Member

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    We finished extracting today - 30+ pounds! Here is a sample:


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    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    wow thats a pale honey, almost a yellow gold, what was the forage that your bees worked for this supply or do you know?
     
  10. makeitdolou

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    The base is clover, KSalguy - we're surrounded by hay fields. It is paler than it shows in the pic - very close to the color of a sunflower!
     
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    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    wow, hows it tast? bet its a real mild flavor, we have nice dark rich colord honey down here,
    is it alfalfa fields you have? thats supposed to make good honey, i miss the alfalfa fields back in kansas lol
     
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    Thanks, Rose and Ksal! It is delicious - we compared it to a VT clover honey we buy and it is more pale in color, and a lighter taste. So perhaps we have something other than clover, although we saw them working the nearby field pretty heavily. Not sure what would have been blooming other than Queen Anne's Lace and milkweed. Hmm... any ideas?
    Rosie
     
  13. alleyyooper

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    Our bees won't touch clover when the milk weed is blooming. What I extracted so far isn't that light in color but the forage in that yard is mostly wild flowers in the woods and lots Hawk weed.

    :D Al