We actually extracted the honey on Monday with the help of our good friends, Tim and Ann. We were able to spin off ten pounds of honey...not enough to sell, but enough to get us through the next few months.
This year was a "growing" year. The beehives were new and these bees had much work to accomplish....building honeycomb, raising brood and storing the winter's honey. So, all in all I count this as a successful year.