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Harvesting centre frame


Just wondering if my centre frame is ready to harvest ?
Thoughts ?

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The only way to know for sure is to lift it up and inspect the sides of the frame with your eyeballs. :wink:

Doing a hive inspection tomorrow :honeybee::honeybee::honeybee::honeybee:

I’d say not based on my experience.

Thanks for the info. :honeybee::honeybee::honeybee::honeybee:

Given that all the other frames are not very full from the rear view I wouldn’t harvest it. The reason being is that I prefer to leave them some for a rainy day.
I would also check if the outside viewing shows capped frames also.
As Dawn mentioned best take a peak.
Good luck.

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Even if the middle frames shows that it’s not ready to harvest, you could go ahead & harvest it anyway. Unripe honey is still nice to eat, it’s just that it needs to be stored in the freezer except for what you’re using, which can be kept in the fridge. My wife & I consume a lot of unripe honey out of bur comb etc. I wont put it with honey that I’m going to sell.

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Thanks for the assistance :honeybee::honeybee:

Had a frame inspection yesterday and the best frame is only about 60% capped so I’m leaving it for a while.
Don’t want to harvest any unripe honey.
Thanks everyone for input.

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