The Bees:

July 4th appears to be an end-time in which honey bees slow greatly in making wax and completing the spring nectar flow so get prepared for honey extracting. Remember, the comb cells should be 90% capped and the remaining uncapped honey should not be able to run out of the cells for it to be completely ripe for extraction.

The Beekeeper:

Continue inspections to assure the health of your colony. Add more honey supers if needed. Keep your fingers crossed in anticipation of a great honey harvest.

  • Extract ripened honey (Cells should be 90% capped and any uncapped honey should not run out of the cells).
  • Keep check if need to add hive body when 80% capped.

Time Spent:

Estimate 2-3 hours