We are very please with how the bees have done this year! The hives are tall, and full of bees..... and full of nectar and honey! The Mendocino area provides amazing opportunities for pollen from a wide range of native and ornamental trees, bushes and flowers.
We are allowing the bees to over-winter with the fruits of their own labors, and will harvest the honey from whatever is left over in spring once they have over-wintered.
If we harvest the honey now we will have to feed them sugar-water during the winter, and we think they're healthier to use their own stored nourishment.