It was another hot day, but slightly cooler than of late – ‘only’ 26° C, and as I have all but run out of supers, I had to do some extracting so I had some supers I could put back on the hives.
Extracting is a hot, sticky process however much you prepare. I donned an old pair of trousers, and an even older T-shirt – knowing that everything would get covered in honey, wax and propolis, then set to work.
It was an all-day job, with all the clean up etc, but we ended up with 80 litres of honey, and two large plastic bins filled with wax capping – quite pleased with that. I’ll be going round checking the hives and putting back the empty supers in the next couple of days, and I may even have some more that need extracting…..