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We raided the supers on my two hives. The newest hive from a split this spring had 5 frames filled as well as their brood boxes. By the time I was done uncapping, scraping, straining (and sticking to everything in the kitchen, including the dog) we ended up with about 6 quarts. The other hive which was from a split last summer had nothing in the supers at all. Anybody know why? It seems to be a strong hive with honey in the brood chambers and some drawn out comb in the honey super but no sweet stuff.
I figure that with the money it cost to get started and buy an additional hive when they split, my honey cost about 85 bucks a quart. I didn't even include the time I spent chasing swarms, feeding and fretting about bears.
I think I could have gone to the farmers market for a lot less. But boy did I get stuff from my garden! So I guess they were handy there. I wonder how much zuchinni is worth...