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 quote from “Tales of an African Beekeeper – Reflections on Bees and Beekeeping” by Peter Clark, Jeremy Farrell –

“Certain government departments are training ‘beekeepers’because they interpret the bee business as follows: Hives = Honey = Money Actually the formula is a little more complicated, at a minimum it is more like the following: (Hives + Equipment + Kit + Truck + Workshop + Premises + Experience + Forage + Bees + Knowledge + Market + Processing + Employees + Effort) 

=yield

High moisture honey trick

would suggest one very simple method that you can easily do yourself. It
is in the case you already have extracted honey that has high moisture
content.​
​So, honey is stored in some containers. Few days after extracting, honey
with higher moisture content will come to the surface because of less
specific weight. Then, you can remove only that honey from the surface,
depending of container volume it could be just 7-8 pounds or more and you
can do with that honey whatever you want and the rest will be thicker. It
is possible to practice this method in two steps, one several days after
the other
Predrag Cv.

Richard Taylor, beekeeper philosopher 

Here, then, are some select Taylorisms:

Beekeeping success demands “a certain demeanor. It is not so much slow motion that is wanted, but a controlled approach.”

“…no man’s back is unbreakable and even beekeepers grow older. When full, a mere shallow super is heavy, weighing forty pounds or more. Deep supers, when filled, are ponderous beyond practical limit.”

“Some beekeepers dismantle every hive and scrape every frame, which is pointless as the bees soon glue everything back the way it was.”

“There are a few rules of thumb that are useful guides. One is that when you are confronted with some problem in the apiary and you do not know what to do, then do nothing. Matters are seldom made worse by doing nothing and are often made much worse by inept intervention