Robbed six, beautiful medium frames of spring honey from one of the hives over the weekend. The timing was right and I just cleaned up the extractor on loan to me from a friend. To my surprise, I got about 1.5 gallons of honey.
The bees were in a great mood. When I opened the hive, I thought I heard them humming in unison, come, take this honey, for it is good and we’ll make more.
The honey was an off-white yellow and very clear, and very thick. The whole family had spoons and we filled our gift jars and put the stores away. I can’t wait until all the hives are in full production and I hope for a late fall harvest.