We finally decided to harvest our flow hive. He was able to do it wearing shorts and without smoking or disturbing the bees at all. Amazing! Other than one bee who was determined to protect his hive and finally got a sting in on my husband’s forehead, it was uneventful. Uneventful but productive and satifying! As the pictures show, truly honey on tap. Much easier and neater to harvest than the traditional hive that we harvested earlier this summer.
Now on to start learning about what to do and setting up the hives for fall and winter. Not bad for the first year as beekeepers!
We decided to move them from the living room to the kitchen/dining room. Then we realized we could use the same pattern for the other window in the room. Plus I was able to make them with scraps I already had so it only cost me time (alot) and not money. Sweet!
We finally harvested honey from 1 of our 3 hives. It is a traditional hive and not the flow hive. This is 5 racks. To say we are happy is an understatement. We know we made mistakes along the way this year but what a learning experience it has been. I am going to let the pictures do the talking now.