So I'm not going to write about the troubles in the world. Instead, I'm going to focus on my own little cocoon, my wee little Suburban Farm, and I'm going to tell you all about getting our first Honey Harvest from our hive! Minding my bees has been a wonderful escape for me, and getting to harvest a whole mess of delicious, sticky-sweet honey has been such a treat.
I put the honey super on the end of May, and when I took a peek mid-June, I was impressed to see that they'd made amazing progress!
By the beginning of July, the whole super was filled with capped honey! I couldn't believe how quickly my ladies worked! And I couldn't believe that after a little over a year as a beekeeper (and after a few setbacks!) I was finally getting to harvest my first batch of honey.
|Capped honey, ready to harvest!|
|Scraping off the comb and honey|
|We put all the comb and honey into a cheesecloth-lined colander|
over a big pot. The honey drips down, and the wax stays behind.
|Ladling the fresh, raw honey into jars|