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Brett Kent uses a hot knife to uncap a frame of honey. Below Brett works with 20 uncapped frames in the extractor. (Submitted photo)

The Beehive: The honey harvest is under way; bees become protective

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The honey flow has slowed and the bees are sensing the end of the season. How do I know that the bees are sensing the end of the season? As we started harvesting the honey, we notice that the queens have slowed egg laying and the bees have been back-filling the brood chamber with honey.


The bees are also becoming very protective of the hive. It is at this time of year that the bees will defend the hive in earnest.

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