Thursday, June 21, 2012
Finally, we have honey. Not without some trials of course. We moved the hives (2) in early spring as they were too close to our farm store and too interesting to small children. We did not want anyone to get stung.
Then about a month ago the hives were hit with a chemical drift. One whole hive died while the other survived, and then finally thrived. Because they are now located very close to our grove of Honey Locust Trees the resulting honey is very clear and very light and so very sinfully sweet.
After Keith harvested the honey and extracted it from the comb, he then bottled it. I came in and labeled them and placed them in the store. Within three days our honey was sold out. but the bees tell us...more is on its way.