Thursday, June 7, 2012

Honey Time

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.