When is It Time to Harvest Honey?

For me, I know it’s about time to harvest honey when the fireweed has gone to seed…

…when the bees are spitting out drone pupae…

…like in this video…

…when the weather seems to have finally shifted into cold fall temperatures…

These temperatures aren’t too cold, but we’re getting there, and when it drops, it drops fast.

…when the goldenrod is beginning to dry up (because goldenod is the main source of nectar for my bees in late summer)…

…and basically when the honey boxes are full of honey. All of the above, except for maybe the last one, are true for me at the moment. I’ll probably add escape boards this weekend in preparation for harvesting honey next weekend.

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