October 1, 2014

Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 Gallon Honey Bucket - Image courtesy of The Honey Exchange

This article is mainly for parttimers, not you big people with rooms full of stainless-steel equipment and vacuum pumps. Bucket Handling As I extracted last season’s late honey crop, I often found myself lifting buckets, whether up onto a strainer perched on another bucket, or up to the countertop for bottling. Long ago, at EAS in Delaware, the honey show included a Gadgets category, and a … [Read more...]

August 2012 – The Beekeepers Calendar

J. Hildreth - President of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association with a spectacular frame of honey

→ Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. → Super hives during goldenrod bloom if needed. → If summer honey was not harvested, top super for goldenrod/fall honey flow. → Unite weak hives and position brood and honey stores in anticipation of winter. → Attend EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society) Conference in Burlington, … [Read more...]

August 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. Photo: Tim Forrester

Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. Super hives during goldenrod bloom if needed. If summer honey was not harvested, top super for goldenrod/fall honey flow. Unite weak hives and position brood and honey stores in anticipation of winter. If you were not able to attend EAS in Rhode Island, ask somebody who did about … [Read more...]