Managing The Honey Harvest
For most of us, if our hives took off well this spring, we are beginning to harvest honey. The most frequently asked question about the honey harvest I get is, "How much do I take off, and how much to I leave for the bees?". The general rule for overwintering is to have the brood boxes back-filled with honey and to have a completely full super of honey on top of that. So, this is how I manage my honey to acheive that goal:
Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
The Kalamazoo Bee Club is a relatively new Bee Club, but with some deep beekeeping roots in the area. We are here for the purpose of educating people who want to keep bees, to support those who already keep bees, and also to provide services to the public such as sources of local honey and beekeepers willing to collect swarms. As a new club, we are growing and hoping to discover better and better ways to meet the needs of those who are involved both in the club and in the community. Currently we have people attending our programs from all over Southwest Michigan, as well as some who travel much further. We hope to learn from feedback from those who attend meetings or use our services how we can even better serve the communities in which we live and keep bees. Please take time to explore all the resources available here on our website. We are constantly trying to make information more relevant and accessible, so please feel free to give us comments and suggestions through our "contact us" page.