I am a beekeeper.
I have four hives.
Unfortuanetly, I do not get tremendous yields due to my location; but it is decent.
I harvested about 50# early spring and another 160# mid autumn.
I leave a good deal inside between harvests and for over-wintering in case a summer dearth or long and cold winter.
I still have about 15# of spring 2010 and 60# of autumn 2010. The autumn is typically darker and has a more robust taste.
The best part is, the honey is never the same season to season.
My first mead will be coming soon.