When to Harvest

Harvesting takes place in the fall when the crop is taken off and packed. All those pounds of honey have to be removed from the hives. That means carried away in the supers in which they've been stored by the industrious bees. Professionals wait to harvest until the major nectar flow is over. That's when the flowers are mostly gone—about August. You can begin as early as late June or as late as mid-September. But too late a harvest risks leaving the bees with too little honey since they have less time to replenish their stores.

Continue reading here: How Much Honey to Take

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