My Warre colony started from boxed bees from Bee Thinking last year. They’ve done great, and over wintered just fine - due in some part to the mild winter no doubt! The bees are in all four of the boxes, and are completely full. I’m thinking of harvesting soon, I’m just not sure of the following:
- If I clear a box-worth of comb, do I put an empty box back on the hive or just take it off for the season?
- How much should I leave this year? With another mild winter ahead (but an early ending season now) I’m just not sure what’s safe.
- Any “best” time of day and/or weather to harvest?