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Old 02-07-2018, 05:18 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Default Another Harvest tale

There are 7 quarts and a pint of honey on the shelf from the first
super , and 2 more supers awaiting extraction tomorrow . I'm trying to
decide how much I need to hold for our use , that will determine how
much I can sell . I wasn't expecting having any at all to sell , since I
focused this year on increasing my hive count - the saying "You can make
bees or make honey , not both." is apparently only true sometimes ...
And once again the honey is very light with a very delicate flavor . I
bees a very happy beekeeper tonight .

This was supposed to go out last night on eternal-september ...

The extraction is finished now , with a total harvest of 5 gallons
and a little bit . Next year I'll extract as soon as I pull the boxes ,
I lost probably a gallon to wax moth damage . Apparently I didn't have
them sealed as well as I thought , a wax moth got in and laid eggs in a
couple of frames in the 2 boxes I had in the house . The larvae eat the
comb and leave a trail of webbing and feces . That honey goes back to
the bees , they'll clean up the mess and salvage the honey .

Yes , I'm old
and crochety .
Get off my lawn !

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