May & June 2020

 

Can you tell the difference between capped honey and brood?

 

Can you see the queen?  It took me an entire year to be able to recognize the queen in any of the hives.  Finally, I can consistently find the queen!

 

 

 

Look at the brood pattern in the blue hive.

 

All four hives have new queens as of spring 2020.

 

My brother prefers honey with the comb (see next photo).  So for him, I always take a couple of frames and crush and strain the honey.  I place the crushed honeycomb into the jars and then fill the remaining space with honey.  This is probably the most nutrient-packed honey because nothing gets filtered out (the pollen, the wax, the propolis......everything stays with the honey).  

 

 

 

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