August 13, 2009
Our bees have been so busy, filling their hive with all that sweet goodness, just waiting for someone to cart away all their hard work , strain it , sell it, take all the credit and profit for it. They are obviously conservative bees working under a liberal queen.
Last week our son Jason collected enough honey to fill 25 one pound jars. This week Keith and I will do the same. Its likely they'll be at least 2 more collections of the same size before summer is over, all this from one hive. And for those of you naive' enough to refer to honey as "bee-spit" lets get something straight. The bees collect the nectar and inside the hive they ingest and regurgitate it. They continue to ingest and regurgitate this nectar several times until it is partially digested (probably while sitting in a recliner watching "King of Queens", since they are just a bunch of drones.)
Therefore, it is obvious it is NOT bee-spit...it is bee-puke. Now I'm going to put some on my cereal, my toast, my cookies, in my tea, and in my Jamison. Its going to be a BEE-U-TI-FUL day !