Well, the bees have been working hard and we decided to steal some of their lovely honey. Extracting for the first time was a lot of fun...
Frames of honey removed from the hive.
A borrowed basket-style extractor.
I am admiring the bees' handiwork. Smells good!
Uncapping the comb with an uncapping fork. Next comes loading the extractor, spinning out the honey, letting it settle in the tank below for a day or more, then finally, bottling.
Some jars 'o honey... From 11 frames we harvested almost 40 lbs of honey! Thank you, bees.