A couple of weeks ago I tried to take some honey from our TBH’s. I was disappointed to find that although there was reasonable stores of capped honey, there were no complete combs of capped honey to steal.
I was slightly jealous when a neighbour told me she’d just taken loads of honey from her (conventional) hive’s supers!
Seems to me that our TBH combs are huge, the bees have often started a new comb before filling the last. I try not to give them too much space for new comb – but they need a little or they feel crowded – and I realise it’s been bad weather for honey production. Still, it’s a shame to get no honey. Perhaps I should put a false bottom in the honey storage area of the hive to force them to make smaller, easier-to-fill combs!
I was wondering if our Warre users are managing to get a honey crop this year? Obviously not from recently caught swarms, but from established colonies?