The improvement in 11 days is amazing!
That seems like a lot of progress in a short amount of time!
Definitely just 11 days because I posted a pic asking about harvesting and checked 11 days later when I posted the second frame pic.
Have I got busy busy bees or what !!
They are very healthy and the frames are just about full now and fully waxed looking through viewing window.
I’m going to harvest a couple of frames this coming Saturday.
Jars ready and waiting.
I would say they are ready. The centre looks the goods. Being your first harvest, I suggest doing one frame at a time. Also, incrementally insert and ‘crack’ the frames. Wait 15-30 mins between ‘cracks’ to avoid possibly flooding the hive (which can happen). This method just lessons the affect of leakage (should it occur). Happy harvesting.
Thanks for that advice. Crack frames incrementally, avoid flooding. Yes, I would have never thought of that, you are right. I won’t rush the process.
Appreciate all the help and support I’ve been getting from the forum. Thanks everybody.
Kudos to you asking and listening to advice here on the forum, good work.
For me, the most important thing is that an air gap is retained in the extraction tube at all times and this is what dictates the timing when opening the next section of the frames.