Thursday, March 21, 2013

Honey update

Nearly a year on and the beehive is finally in gear.  Just three weeks ago there was only a little honey stored in the top box, and so you can imagine my surprise when I could barely remove the top box just two weeks later.  I would estimate that they made about 35-40 pounds of honey in that two week period.  The bees were getting cramped for space so two medium supers were added.  This will give the gals plenty to do in the coming weeks.

We did feel empowered to take a little reward for the efforts.  With a steak knife and a bowl we cut out a stick of butter sized chuck of comb.  Seeing the honey ooze out of the comb switched on my inner Pooh bear. The taste was awesome, surprisingly not floral but more of a fresh bread flavor.


medium frames being drawn out 

tasty void

chunk of honey goodness

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious! when are you going to take the rest?