This is William’s first year for honey. The hive is now two years old and the honey can be extracted. I know because I have bought honey from the stores before and I was not a fan of honey. However, when we extracted the honey from the wax combs and than filtered it and finally poured it into bottles, I must admit I tasted some that was running down the spout. I really liked it and even started dipping my pretzels into it. He only has about 70 lbs. this year as his other hive was just started this year. The hives need a full year to grow.