Fitzpatrick farm wildflower honey. Its so delicious!! How do I ever seperate the bees from the honeycomb? You're about to find out.
First I smoke the hive to calm down the bees. Smoke does a couple of things. Bees communicate with pheremones so the smoke coveres all that up. Also when smoke enters a hive bees have an instinct to eat some honey, just in case they may need to abandon their hive because of a fire. So with communication of the alarm signal down and full bees, I have an easier time working them. That stick is there for an enterance. I do middle enterances for the bees to get in and out sometimes.
Put a little smoke under the cover.
Smoke sends them down into the box.
chemicals that force bees out of their boxes. Some use leaf blowers to blow them out.
sheet that most beekeepers use.
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Here's the money shot! Sandwich fair. First place honey. First place comb. This year they have a category for light and dark so I could win 4 first places.