Thursday, September 23, 2010
It wasn't as much as I wanted - 5 full capped frames (although one of them was about double - so nearly 6 frames). But it was MUCH, much more than last year. It's over 30 pounds! That will last us a while! I also added the NEW top feeder for winter feeding. It hold a lot of sugar syrup. I used the Bee-Gone to drive the bees off. Even thought it didn't work as well as I thought it would (it wouldn't clear a full frame - had to use brush) it did seem to repulse the hangers-on so that after a while, it was clear and I took it in the house. They have been pretty mild up until I started brushing droves of them off of 5 frames. I had two get in my veil. I dealt with them pretty quick - I'm not getting stung in the face again! So - no stings and a lot of honey. That's a good harvest for me.