This weekend Hubby and I were super busy catching up from being away for the past few weekends. We were able to get the lawn mowed, sheep moved, weeds pulled and whacked, and we got up into the honey bee hives.
Two weeks ago we were in the hives to check on honey production and see how the ladies were doing and they had very little frames drawn out in the honey supers, let alone filled with honey. We closed them up, said a little prayer and let them work for about two weeks.
When we opened them up to do some Fall maintenance, to our great surprise, we found full honey supers with fully drawn out, filled, and capped honey! It was time to take the honey. So we took two full honey supers from the hives and spent the next few days harvesting and filling honey jars with the sweet amber liquid.
We harvested about 75 lbs all together. It was super exciting and gratifying. Especially after loosing all of our hives over the winter and have to start fresh with brand new bees this Spring.
So we bottled and labeled and have enough honey to provide those who've been patiently waiting to purchase fresh, raw, local honey and to have a good supply for our family for the winter. I love honey straight from the hive, there is just nothing like it. It is super yummy and so good for you.