Looks like I get to cross another one off my beekeeping bucket list. Comb honey! When I started beekeeping I read Richard Taylor’s book, The Joys of Beekeeping and have had the idea of making comb honey ever since. I crowded this hive after the first month of the flow by removing a super when they actually needed one, and replaced it with a super of Ross Rounds. Now, about three weeks later, all 32 rounds are beautifully capped.
I realized after pulling it that I had no space in the freezer so I put it back on top after inserting a medium. They deserve the space for all their hard work! Currently when foragers return at the end of the day it looks like a package of bees hanging from each entrance.
Emily Scott said:
Fantastic! Want to try this one day. How long will you store the rounds in the hive?
Hello Emily. The making of comb honey and Ross Rounds in particular seems to involve a dance with timed steps. Really you want to get the comb honey off the hive as soon as it is capped to avoid “travel stains” from the bees. This results in a more attractive product. Keeping it located at the top of the hive also helps in this regard.