Today we have been extracting the last honey that we will take from the hives this year.
We tipped the extractor right over so that every drop of honey came out!
We will be starting treatment for varroa this week. The treatment that we’ll be using taints the honey, so any left in the hive now will be for the bees. It is important that the bees have enough stores to last them through until the spring. We prefer to leave them some honey rather than feeding loads of sugar syrup in the autumn.I’ll be checking the stores in a few weeks and will feed them if necessary. I noticed that the ivy has just started to flower, so with luck there won’t need to be too much additional feeding.