Five Green Acres Mary Jo + Andrew Borchardt fivegreenacres@gmail.com Poynette, WI
Send Flowers: No Contact Local Delivery | Low Cost Overnight Shipping
Fresh new flowers in bloom each week!

Bringing in the Honey

Bringing in the Honey
September 30, 2013 Mary Jo

IMG_6521

IMG_6524

IMG_9415

IMG_9439

IMG_9421

IMG_9433

My feet had scarcely touched down from all of my travels when our attention was summoned to the beehive.  It was time to bring in the honey.  The chimney was swept, a hearty fire lit to heat the kitchen to a more flow-conducive temperature, and the beekeeper set off to collect a year’s rent from his honeybee tenants.

IMG_9426

We discovered a honey badger among us.  That boy may have eaten his weight in honey that afternoon.  Wowee.

IMG_9435

I learned how to separate the cappings into layers of wax, miscellaneous bee junk, and honey, not wanting to waste a drop of the bee’s intensive labor.  The amount of wax I gleaned is modest, but will help fuel our upcoming Solstice festivities.

IMG_6543

I neglected to share with you the first honey-gleaning event we had early this year.  This guy was there and I thought it imperative to document his contributions.

 

%d bloggers like this: