Monday, June 20, 2011
Pungent and Sweet
This weekend was also the first honey harvest of the year. I have never seen anything like it. We harvested 3 full supers of capped honey from Grace's hive. That was 77 pounds of clean, clear honey! We have another 3 or so pounds that drained out of the wax cappings, making a total of 80 pounds of honey from this one hive. Now that is a good honey crop! It is very dark and spicy, and I know we are going to enjoy it. Here you see the bees walking on top of the perfect, white wax cappings over the honey, and then the cappings cut off and laying in the pan, with the frame of exposed honey on edge, ready to go into the extractor. I feel a little better now about my disastrous year with the bees last year. I hope these stay healthy through the rest of the summer!