Arrangements have been made to harvest this year’s bounty of honey. First, clearing boards – basically a one-way zebra crossing system for bees that allows them move down into the brood from the super but blocks them from traversing in the opposite direction. This ensures that bees are not removed from the colony along with honey filled supers. Last week, the supers were removed and securely stored in a lockup including a full Super from the Sophia hive. The supers were carefully marked and labeled to identify the hive source.
Extraction and jarring is scheduled for next Saturday. Yesterday, therefore was largely a tidy up day at the Three Counties Apiary with many hands making light work of the job.