During a recent apiary “work” session, about 20 frames of honey was harvested from our growing (now 5 hives!) club apiary. Four members met at Carl Smith’s Maple Farm and extracted about 5 gallons of honey from the combination of deep and medium frames harvested earlier. Thank you, Carl, for your hospitality and the extraction equipment loan! What’s better than five gallons of honey? Two-and-one-half hours of sharing and comparing of different extracting equipment and techniques as well as all the normal beekeeping banter. We all left with new ideas, techniques, and tools we want to try in the future.

If you enjoy beekeeping and talking about beekeeping, the club apiary sessions are great social and educational opportunities.