The honeyharvest 2023 is coming to an end. At our company headquarters in Altenberge we have now spun the last honey as well. The yields were very good: We extracted over 40 kilos of honey from the combs of our two bee colonies, so the WESSLING bees really did a great job!
Our bees do not rest: They are already preparing for winter by collecting honey supplies until October. In addition, the so-called winter bees hatch from August and are raised by the bee colony which costs the insects a lot of energy.
When temperatures then slowly become cooler towards autumn, the insects form a "winter cluster". They "snuggle up" - so to speak - very tightly to keep each other warm - real teamwork! During the winter, the bees stay in their hives, and the honey they collect is used during this time as food and also to heat the hive.