So...You worked hard at setting up your hives and installing and feeding your bees, and they were very healthy and productive all summer long. You might be able to harvest a little honey in the late summer or early fall of the first season, or maybe you'll have to wait until next year. Whatever the case, harvesting your own honey is very rewarding. Although it requires a bit of work, it's always worth it in the end. If you've ever heard horror stories about harvesting honey, don't worry...they did it wrong! If you study a little and make sure that you're prepared for whatever you might find when you begin the process, you should find that things go smoothly. Click on the links below to learn everything you need to know about harvesting honey.