Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bittersweet Farm: In Action

   Mary and Zoey, Bob, and Robert remove the outer layer of beeswax to reveal the sweet honey inside, so the frame can be spun, removing the honey for straining, then bottling.
   Mark explains an important rule to Zoey and me as the honeycomb is spun to extract the liquid gold.
      After most of the honey is extracted, we carried the frames and hive boxes outside so the bees could eat the remaining honey. They discovered the boxes almost immediately and communicated the location to the others, causing a swarm. (Hey, at least we don't have to clean up!)