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Offline Bob Wilson

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Honey band
« on: August 12, 2023, 10:49:41 pm »
It's my first year trying these Layen's hives. It is interesting to see they way the bees use the frames.
An 8 inch honey honey band over 8 inches of larvae underneath. That's a lot of honey for them to eat through in the winter.

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Re: Honey band
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2023, 12:22:06 am »
how heavy and what about harvesting honey?
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Re: Honey band
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2023, 08:51:13 am »
I would say it is perfect depending on where you are.
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Re: Honey band
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2023, 02:47:36 pm »
A full Layen's frame of honey weighs 10-12 lbs.
Right now I am still a crush and strain Beek, and will remain so until I move out of my subdivision, although many use an extractor for Layen's frames.

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Re: Honey band
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2023, 04:51:34 pm »
I would say it is perfect depending on where you are.
That's what I was thinking, that looks almost like my hives going into winter, except my bees have 2 medium frames instead of one big Layens frame. 

Right now I am still a crush and strain Beek, and will remain so until I move out of my subdivision, although many use an extractor for Layen's frames.
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