Scout Hives Thriving, Summer is Winding Down

Summer begins to fade in August and the bees sense it.  The populations of bees in the hives will decrease over the next couple of months.  We will extract honey on Labor Day weekend, so all of the bees will be crowded into the brood boxes for the month of September after we take away the honey supers.  I added a fourth shallow super to the North hive at the Harvard Yard.   One of the supers contains comb honey for cut comb sections and is getting heavy.  Two of the supers are full, weighing in at about 75 lbs each.  The South hive has not produced quite as much honey.  It has one full super and two partially full ones.

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