Bee Diary: Honey Harvest By The Numbers

Lughnasa                                                   Waxing Harvest Moon Kate handed me a note with the honey harvest for this year:       Peanut butter jars (large):  7.5  x 3 lbs each for 22.5# Pint jars:  17 x 1 lb                                                      17.5# 1/2 pint  37 X 11 0z.                                                    32# 1/4 pint  13 jars @ 5 oz.                                               4# total                                                                             75.5# This […]

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Bee Diary: Bottling 2011

Lughnasa                                                      Waxing Harvest Moon The honey harvest has moved to the bottling stage.  Kate has dozens of jars filled already, quarter pint, half pint, pint and quart (peanut butter jars). We’ll give them out as gifts, tips for good service, for barter. I’d say our harvest this year was twice what it was last year, […]

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Harvest Day

Lughnasa                                                      Waxing Harvest Moon Yesterday during the honey harvest (before the swarm) activity shifted among pulling frames from honey supers, delivering them for uncapping (Kate), getting them set in the extractor and going downstairs to work on Mark’s Saudi visa.  Shifting from the concrete tasks of honey to the abstract and electronic tasks associated with […]

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