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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh, honey!

 This last week we, well I should say my "honey", decided it was time to harvest some honey. This last year Mr. Honey decided to buy some bee's so we could make sure that our fruit tree's were pollinated.  He has worked with bee's before and has found them quite fascinating and wanted to try it again. There isn't really a lot to do after you get the bee's except to set up some bee boxes and then let those little busy bee's go to work. They have been working their little tails off all summer and we needed to harvest some of their work.

Here they are working their little tails off.
Now in order to work with them you need to be protected, because they really don't like anyone messing with their hive. Actually though Mr Honey said that they were very docile bee's and weren't very aggressive so he felt a little safer.

Here is Mr. Honey taking out a couple of the honey frames.

Some of those little workers didn't want to let go of what they had worked so hard making.

Almost have all of them off.

Now, let's get another one.

Here is one of the frames full of delicious, sweet smelling honey! It is amazing to me that those little worker bee's make all of this honey and also the wax cells to keep it in the frames! They are quite the fascinating little creatures.





Here is the honey after being drained in a bowl, we had another step which I didn't get a picture of, but we then strained the honey through a cheese cloth so that we were able to get every bit of wax out of the honey.

Now to sample this sweet treat you will need some whole wheat bread to go with it!
There is not quite anything like fresh home made bread out of the oven with home grown honey to go on top! Oh, YUMMMMMM!
Thanks "Honey"!

16 comments:

Haupi said...
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Haupi said...

Sorry I had to delete my first comment, it just had too many spelling errors. Anyway, thank you so much for posting this - I thoroughly love seeing how you harvested your honey. You are the first bee keepers I know. I only wish I could dip a piece of my bread into that vat of honey and see how it taste! Your bread also looks good. This was a wonderful share.

Kristi said...

Oooh, yum! I've always been interested in bee keeping. I'm too much a fraidy cat, though!

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Rachel said...

Mmmmmmm! That looks so good! So did you do it again or was that the time that we were up?

Pam said...

What an interesting post. I love, love, love honey. A town close to us just had a honey festival a few weekends ago. It was fun and of course, there was plenty of honey.

Melissa said...

Yum...bread...

Mel said...

So this is how you are going to make your millions. :) Looks good!

Stacy said...

I am so jealous! Bees facinate me and I would love to have some, but I am allergic :( That bread sounds yummy!

Beth said...

Oh, HONEY! That looks so delish! If I ever have more land, I definitely want bees!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Is it fun? I mean playing with Bees... but I love honey...

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AmieAnn said...

Hi Donene! That looks soo yummy! And I gave you an award! Here's the link:
http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/09/and-award-goes-to-me-yeah.html
p.s. If you feel like sharing.. I will be right over! lol

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

yummy! Nothing better than fresh honey!

Ashley said...

Oh that looks so yummy! And the bread too!

Meg said...

Mmmm....look at all that yummy honey! The bread looks DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing!!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Donene, I agree that bees are fascinating creatures!

During one of the years that I homeschooled my children, we studied bees. And while hubby and I were in New England this past summer, I was able to watch the whole process of honey collecting firsthand, while staying with a relative.

How wonderful that you have your own fresh honey. That's one thing we don't have...yet. But, we're working on it. ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

I can't imagine how wonderful homegrown honey would be on homemade bread! Oh, wow!

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