|A.J. Moses uncapping the honey to extract!|
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The honey from our 2nd hive cannot be harvested due to our very upward moving Queen Bee! Apparently, she somehow got past the "queen excluder", and made her way to the top of the hive. It is preferred to keep the queen in the lower portion of the hive to keep the brood there, leaving only honey in the top portion. So, our entire 2nd hive has brood. Good for the bee population, bad for honey production!
Here is a link to read more on the topic: https://beeinformed.org/2014/05/beekeeping-equipment-excluders/
Thank you A.J. for all that you do for the Teaching Giving Garden bees and your volunteer help with the garden as a whole!