Wednesday, September 15, 2010

honey, honey

 This Spring we harvested just one of our two bee hives. (its a long story that involves a few bee stings) So if your interested, this is about how much honey we got from one level of 9 frames of comb. What I'm wondering is : How many flights does this pile represent?  Can the bees taste the quality of their honey? Do the bees get sticky and if so do they groom each other? What is the wax created from and what do the queens do when they get a break from laying eggs? We havent harvested any of the Fall flow. This Spring was considered excellent as far as nectar available to the bees. Im wondering if the Fall honey will be darker in color and how different it will taste. Its all really quite wonderful.

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