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A good honey harvest is important. Good quality honey keeps
well and gets the best price. It may be possible to take several
honey harvests in one year. Honey harvesting time will vary
from place to place. Local beekeepers are the best people to ask
for this information.
Crown Copyright, Courtesy of CSL
This hive is full of honey and needs harvesting. However, the
top bars are the wrong size here so the honeycomb is cross
combing, and will take more time to harvest. “Cross combing”
makes a top bar hive into an expensive traditional style hive.
Top bar too wide
Cross combing
Basic Beekeeping Manual 1: How to Harvest Quality Honey (© Author Pam Gregory, who offers this as her gift to
beekeepers in developing countries)