Monday, February 9, 2009

Honey Harvest

We finally got around to harvesting our honey this weekend. We borrowed the extracting equipment from Friends. Johnnie capped all the comb using a hot knife. I did most of the turning of the crank - not as a horrible as I thought it would be and we ended up with about 15 cups of honey in the end plus what spilled on the floor :( Our honey is very dark - not sure why that is - but it is tasty. What a mess to be cleaned up though! Our bees took off on us this fall and we have been going back and forth if we should get another hive this spring. We know someone who captures swarms and can get one or two swarms from him. I think we will go a head and get a couple of swarms and hope they stick around this year.

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