It took two hours to go through the hive bodies and remove (most of) the carnage. I rearranged the frames for a new nucleus colony and closed it back up. Along with several deep frames, there is one completely full honey super that I can't harvest until I have the help of a clean-up crew. I hope the new family is as productive as the last. We had many great harvest seasons from that group. No stings since their fumbled installation, they were a pleasure to have in the garden and will be missed.
|honey harvest fall 2013|