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Like the saying goes, bees are busy — and for good reason! Their efforts play a big role in food production, from vegetables and fruits, to pollinating the plants that other animals eat. Nearly everything we consume, from coffee to chocolate, has been made possible by bees.
However, the hard work doesn’t end there. Bees are also responsible for honey and wax. This time of year, beekeepers across the Northwest are starting to eye their hives, ready to harvest the sweet nectar.
Whether you’re a novice beekeeper or a honey expert, it’s always good to read up on tips for harvesting honey during this time of year. There’s always something new to learn. We complied our list of top tips for extracting honey:
Extra tip: Keep a bowl of water nearby to regularly clean your hands and prevent honey from getting everywhere. Prep anything you might need — music, a fan, your phone — before you get started to keep from spreading honey.
Every hive, beekeeper and location is different, so other beekeepers may have additional suggestions for harvesting honey. Take time to experiment to find the system that works best for you and your hives.
What are some of your go-to tips for harvesting honey? Let us know! Stop by the store location near you for more information or to find the perfect tools.