Is it time for Fall Flow?

After having supers on just in case for quite some time now, it looks like the fall flow is starting. I don’t usually take spring honey off, preferring to leave it for the bees, and I think its been the right decision for the last couple of years. Some beekeepers I’ve talked to took off early honey then had to feed their bees during the summer derth. As was the case last year, I was beginning to wonder if we were going to get any honey this season. Goldenrod was out a little early, and the bees are working both that and Japanese knotweed now, so I have hopes of getting some kind of honey crop. A lot will depend on the weather over the next few weeks. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and keep checking those supers.

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About Beekeeping in the Berkshires

Here at Berkshire Farms Apiary we've been keeping bees and making honey since 2005, with hives in most of the surrounding towns. We also make pure beeswax candles, lip balm, and hand salve, as well as give presentations. As secretary of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association, I am very active in the local beekeeping community.
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