Sunday, September 28, 2008

honeybee on angel

more views from Sunday, Sept. 29th....warm weather streak is over, and more seasonable temps are here!

pumpkins and melons

fall is here

Sunday, September 14, 2008

bottling the honey

raw unprocessed UP honey

I am experimenting with some 4 and 8 oz bottles...with wire and milagros attached!

pumpkins and sunflowers

Cloudy, rainy day here. The bees are beginning treatments for their winter, and the pumpkins and sunflowers are still trucking.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

bottled sunshine!

I guess it is lighter than we thought it would be. I will let it set a couple of days before I bottle to let the bubbles out. We think we got between 75 and 100 lbs of honey...we are still waiting for the capping wax to strain out. Bless the BEES!

honey she flows!

Mark and Janelle came up to help and learn from our process!

uncapping and extracting

we used a cold knife to cut the cappings and read that 10% of the harvest is in the capping we will let it drain out over night! Then, to filter the wax for encaustics!!!

extracting day!

assessing the harvest and getting ready to upcap! Early morning on the 7th of Sept.

bringing in the hives

Saturday, Sept. 6th...used Bee-Go to get the bees off the supers...then we decided to bring in 3 supers and leave one super of uncapped frames on each hive...