So check this out , last year I harvested all my honey in the fall , once all the honey supers were full.
This year I decided to take the honey at different times as each hive filled a super , thinking it wouldn't be quite as much work doing it all at once.
The nice thing about doing it this way , is you get to experience the different honey that comes with each harvest at different times of the season.
The different plants in bloom make for quite an array of honey.
The pic below is of the different harvests , the jar on the left is the first harvest very early in the summer , it is thick and quite grainy , quite sweet with a caramel taste as well as color.
The middle one is from the mid-summer harvest , it is much less sweet than the others and extremely hard texture , even at room temperature , a good one for spreading on sandwiches , it is my favorite , I have never seen such white honey before.
The last jar is the last harvest fro a few days ago , extremely sweet , very liquid , it was a breeze to extract and bottle.
This is the first time I have harvested at different times and was quite pleased with the outcome.
Just thought I'd share this with you , have any other beekeepers out there experienced this?
We just had a very good rainfall last night and the flowers are blooming like mad again , I may yet get another harvest this year , so far about 200 pounds.