Pulling honey
honey / the bees

Pulling honey

I am phasing out the use of  wax foundation by going ‘top bar style’ on my Langstroth frames. This year, I tried alternating frames. I used some with foundation and some without. I stuck popsicle sticks into the grooves to serve as starter strips. The bees drew both out beautifully in their bottom boxes. When … Continue reading

A label
honey

A label

We’ve always kept our honey for family and close friends. I wasn’t able to pull honey until my third year of keeping bees. Until then, we’d sampled some tempting tastes. Last year we tried our hand at the traditional honey spinning. I hated it. By the time we were done and ready to jar it … Continue reading