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Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by smokinj, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    I have already harvested the spring honey and the bees are gearing up to for the cotton so I should get another 5 gallons in early September. You need to be careful not to take all of their honey and keep in mind you'll probably have to feed them over winter. Do you have a bee club near you I recall you mentioned a beekeeper thats near you try giving them a call and see if/when they are harvesting.
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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Good idea I was just going to wait until the hive was full. I give him a call.
  3. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    I rely on other local beekeeps to know when to do stuff like that and also for any questions I might have. I haven't met one yet that isn't willing to help out. One other thing to think about is its summer time and after you harvest you will probably need to feed them.
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  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Ok Local guy wife told me to hold until Sept. And he will call me with further details.
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    Been a good year for clover here too. I'm seeing more honey bees this year than I can remember in a long time....I can't remember a summer as wet as this one in a long time either.

    My BIL has purple clover pasture mix and an alfalfa hay field planted across the street that is and has been in full bloom for the past 2 weeks...and it is loaded with bees.
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