No beekeeper in his right mind would consider opening a hive let alone harvesting honey early-spring for a myriad of reasons but we have learned to trust our instincts when it comes to our bee babies.  We noticed significant activity in Farron’s hive and zip activity in Lizette’s so we sensed that something was awry. Sure enough, we discovered upon opening Lizette’s hive that the population had perished from what we surmise as having too few individuals to heat so large a space because the frames were replete with honey that should have carried them through the winter.  Drat and double drat that I elected to give them more space . . . hard lesson here for Miss Prince.

So, here we are extracting 2&1/2 gallons of some of our finest natural buttercup yellow honey.

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