Labor Day weekend 2019.
We celebrated by picking just over 1000 pounds of Cortland and Honeycrisp apples and 100 pounds of honey from our apiary.
I have a couple of more ton of apples to pick in the next few weeks….want to help celebrate with us ? 😉
Our eldest was visiting with her family this weekend and filmed my our grand daughter and I removing the honey supers yesterday. This is our third season with bees and the first year we’ve actually had enough honey to harvest. Nothing quite like the rush of working 100,000 to 150,000 honey bees. Grand daughter asked me if it was normal to feel “just a little nervous” before we started. “Absolutely,” I said. That means you you’re paying attention.
For any of you bee geeks..We put a ‘bee escape” board on both hives the day before. On the first hive it worked just like it was supposed to….only a handful of honeybees on the frames. On the second hive, not so much. There were dozens of bees still in the frames, so I ended up using a bee brush which worked great. I don’t have a leaf blower, and didn’t want to invest in one of those fume boards. So there you go….
Here is a picture of us picking apples: