Holy cow honey!!!

Honey flow is over so I went to check the bees yesterday on the advice of the incomparable Nathan, my bee mentor.

Darjeeling, the most populous hive, went first.

Now that’s what a hive should look like – never seen that many bees up top before. Looks like her queen’s doing a good job!

I was grinning ear to ear when I came back in… “HOLY COW WE’VE GOT HONEY, HONEY!” The honey super was heeeeavy! I put the bee escape board on under it and now, 36 hours later, we’ll go see if it did its job… time to HARVEST!

6 Responses to “Holy cow honey!!!”

  1. Erin Says:

    So exciting!

  2. Heidi Says:

    yay, how much did you get? wish I was there to see the “fruits” of your labors and the bees’ of course. Yum, I love honey!

  3. Diana Guillermo Says:

    It’s still filtering. I had to mash up all the comb and honey and now it’s slowly trickling into a bucket. We should be able to measure by tomorrow maybe? I haven’t even looked at it yet – we may need to filter it again depending on what the particulates look like.

  4. Heidi Says:

    You know not to use any honey in any solid food for Alea yet.not till she’s older. Honey has a bad bacteria that can make babies very sick. ( the med. tech. in me speaking)

  5. Heidi Says:

    From the babycenter website: here is why I asked about (not) giving Alea anything with honey in it and asked if you had a way to sterilize it. Apparently there is no way to make honey safe for infants.I think you already know this, but anyway, here it is, just in case.
    Foods to avoid: 4 to 12 months:
    Honey can harbor spores of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. An adult’s intestinal tract can prevent the growth of these spores, but in a baby the spores can grow and produce life-threatening toxins.
    Botulism, as you know is one of the bacteria which can cause food poisoning and with this bacteria, you may treat and kill the bacteria with antibiotics, but the real danger comes from the toxins created as a bacterial byproduct. Antibiotics do not work on these toxins.But I am sure you know not to give her anything with honey in it.Forgive me for being a worrywart.

  6. Diana Guillermo Says:

    I HAVE done this mothering thing before, mama. I do know about what to give and not give babies. :)

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