They (the Honey Bees) are going strong. The hive is densely populated. It’s still summer and they have time to accumulate more pollen and nectar, regurgitate them over and over until a substance called Honey is produced.
On Wednesday, we felt it was a good time to harvest some honey and out of over 20 bars in our top-bar hive, 3 bars of honey-filled combs were all we would be taking. They deserve to keep the rest for themselves.
Apart from just harvesting honey, an inspection was needed to ensure that there wasn’t an invasion of beetles or mites.
The hobbyist Beekeeper in action!
We are still far from being experienced Beekeepers and are continuing to learn the do’s and don’ts of harvesting honey. It is indeed an awesome hobby as those sweet bees (pun intended) are such angelic critters assisting in the pollination of so many of my backyard flowering plants.