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Honey Harvest 2020 Commences

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The Lynnville side of the operation started extracting a few days ago. The image above is the the first load they hauled in from the yards. Over on the Mount Vernon side of things we once again had a few equipment related items to remedy before committing to a building stacked with honey to extract. […]

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Sweet September (so far)!

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The weather has been extremely kind for the past few weeks as we continue with the honey harvest and mite treatments. The beautiful box of honey at the top of this post was discovered yesterday and put me in an extra good mood! I have around 100 bonus hives that were started very late from […]

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Honey House Bounty & Antics!

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We have some wonderful frames like this one that make every load of the extractor provide quite a lot of honey. Let them spin! Andrew woke up the other day and asked, “Hey Daddy, want to go extract for a little while?” Little did I know that he wanted to get his stool and run […]

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Here comes harvest!

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  Good news, there are quite a number of hives that gathered a few boxes of honey already.  Harvest should start this week.  Then we will know if the extracting equipment is really ready to run–at least it is cleaned up, plumbed together, and looking primed for action! Monday or Tuesday the first boxes should […]