Around the Honey House

So, we’ve harvested and will be bottling soon. When keeping bees you quickly realize the need for a honey house. What we have is a sticky mess in this ‘honey’ house. It’s mostly clean now, but that’s 4 mops later…

we had about 5.5 supers and 1 hive body full of frames.
isn’t he cute with his bee-man hat? Naomi went to help bring them home…she looked like E.T. in my bee suit.
first we had to de-cap all the frames, which is not easy, even with a hot-knife. All hands were on deck for this chore. 
And then you spin…thank goodness for folks willing to lend their bee equipment and Drew’s ingenuity–he made it possible to spin the hive with a power drill instead of a hand crank. MUCH faster!
Feel free to email if you’d like to reserve a pint or quart.
We’re off to North Eastern Pennsylvania tomorrow morning to reunite and enjoy the 4th. Look forward to pics from that journey soon…

1 Comment

  • MamaWestWind Posted July 4, 2011 2:11 pm

    Mmmmm, I'm dreaming of yummy honey now.

    Becca

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