Honey harvest

I spent this past Memorial Day collecting our first-ever honey harvest! Click the video link below to see an explanation of how it was done.

6 Responses to “Honey harvest”

  1. Heidi Says:

    wow.You are rich with liquid gold! So much work and it all is coming to fruition.
    In the second picture with the comb being crushed, are there still bees stuck in there or what are the dark parts? What do you use to filter the honey– a sieve,cheesecloth or ???

  2. Diana Guillermo Says:

    I bought some filters that fit inside the top of a 5-gallon honey bucket. Yes, there are some bees in there (though many less than when I saw it harvested before), though I tried my best to knock them off the comb. The honey will escape the beeswax leaving it and all solids (like bees) behind, and then when I melt the beeswax they will get filtered out from there too. It is unfortunate but just a fact of honey harvest. :(

  3. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Oh! But I forgot to say that MOST of the dark parts are older honeycomb. As it ages it gets very dark and hard. It can become black, even, like this stuff. So most of the black stuff you see is honeycomb, NOT bees. There are only a couple bees in there.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I bow to you oh bee keeper…that looks so cool! I’m glad you finally had success:)

  5. ohiofarmgirl Says:

    wow!!!! great work!!!

  6. amy Says:

    I’d have hidden behind the door too! Wow- too cool Diana!:grin:

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