November 30, 2013


A Simple way to Harvest Honey

trickling out of the beeswaxOne of the benefits of harvesting single combs at different times throughout the season is that you get to
sample honey from multiple flora sources because the bees are collecting from different nectar flows at
different times during the season. I have been amazed at the wide variety of honey flavors, even between
honey comb that I harvested just two weeks apart. The single comb harvesting method also benefits the bees.
To harvest a single comb the hive only needs to be opened very briefly, usually only for a minute or so, and
the bees hardly get disturbed at all. This is really a good method for a beginner, because it is
not as involved or intimidating as harvesting a bunch of combs at once.

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