I just spoke with Mike Doleshell, who’s taking care of extracting the honey from my hives for me. He says that I was right about having a good season, looks like we’ll fill 3 5 lbs buckets!
He also said that he was surprised at how light my honey was, especially compared to another beekeeper’s in my area. It sounds like with the weird weather we had in the Pacific Northwest this year, the blackberry season was shorter than usual, so the bees spent more times in the grasses, which can lead to a darker, and sometimes not as tasty, honey. Mine, though, sound like they found the right stuff.
Must be all those beautiful flowers and vegetables my neighbors have been growing.