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BEEKEEPING LEARNING CENTER => DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING => Topic started by: crispy on January 13, 2021, 05:07:19 am

Title: to harvest or not
Post by: crispy on January 13, 2021, 05:07:19 am
Hi all need some advice on this subject ,did a 5 week inspection on the hive the other day and the honey super has a number of frames that are going to be ready very soon ,now we are in mid january here in south australia which can be fairly hot at times and our winter will probably start around april may time when it wil get colder .

Should i harvest the honey from the honey super when it is capped or should i let it go for this season , the brood box has stores in above the brood as normal but just dont want the bees to run short of food.there are probably about 3 frames that are not going to be ready for at least what i think is about 8 weeks but the others are booming along with some partially capped already .  .
Title: Re: to harvest or not
Post by: Acebird on January 13, 2021, 08:32:55 am
Location is everything.  You should only take advice from your next door neighbors.  The key factors are flows and dearths, how long they last.