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We harvested one of hopefully two batches of honey from our two hives this week.  It was a record haul (for us).  A couple of the frames had brood, so a few bees were born in our kitchen during the process.  It was a sweet, sticky, long day.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Steinruck
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 10:25:17

    Very exciting. I see the honey comb in the jars. Do you go back and remove it later?


  2. Connie
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 11:06:44

    We do a few of those every year for customers who like the comb. It’s chewy, and those jars are more expensive.


  3. LimeRiot
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 20:47:06

    The color of the honey looks so rich and golden! Nothing like what you see on the shelves at the grocery. It must taste amazing.


  4. Nancy Knopp
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:01:11

    I was always told that if you left the comb in the honey it would never go “bad”. In other words, my grandmother always kept a crystal (glass) pedestal dish on the kitchen table full of honey with comb. It was never refrigerated – only covered with the glass lid that came with the dish. As kids, we would sit in the kitchen and use toothpicks (also always available on the kitchen table) to snack on the tasty honey. As the years went by, it seems it started to turn to sugar on its own.


  5. Connie
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:06:40

    What a great memory, Nancy!


  6. Gloria
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:08:35

    I can attest to the fact that the honey is awesome. I try to ration it out so I can make it last until Christmas ( it never does). I guess I’m going to have to ask for a care package in July!!


  7. Connie
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:10:49

    Awww thanks! We’ll just have to double your package!


  8. mieljolie
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:58:17

    That is cool. Thanks for sharing the pics of your process! I want in on some honey!! BTW, when are we going to do that swap? I have something special for you. 🙂


  9. Connie
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 16:20:58

    Any time, Tiffany!


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