The first honey extraction was the beginning of July - the bees were busy through July and August making hundreds of pounds of honey. With the unusually cool nights we experienced the end of August, the bees ate more of their honey than we expected, leaving not as much for us as we had hoped (but still enough to share!).
There are always a number of bees that follow the trays into the house.
The honey is darker this time of year with a richer flavor - we can thank the summer flowers for that.