Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Harvesting Honey

Time to harvest.  Rick has a friend from work that is a bee keeper.
However, this year his bees disappeared.  So he loaned Rick his honey extracting equipment in exchange for some honey.
We only got honey from our front yard hive.  
The hive in the back only produced enough honey to keep them alive this winter.  
No extra for us humans!!

I think bees are fascinating.  

We basically ended up with a full 5 gallon bucket of honey.

It was a 2 day process.  But I'm sure we could do it in half the time next year now that we have done it once.  

Rick ended up with a sting on his leg and I got stung in my armpit while trying to take pictures.
Tomorrow we will return the honey extracting equipment with some honey and homemade bread.

1 comment:

Amara said...

Ok, I'm going to want more details! We'll have to talk. So happy for your harvest though -gives me hope for next year.