The past couple of weekends we have been really busy harvesting our first crop of honey for 2014. It seems that every year the timing and color of our crop is different. The season’s late start due to the long, cold winter combined with a relatively cool and wet summer has given us a bumper honey crop, despite the heavy winter honey bee losses we experienced. The honey is light colored and sweet.
When we harvest, it’s an all day event! I helped a couple of my friends get started in beekeeping and they invited a couple of friends to join and now we all gather at the “honey house” with our families to harvest and extract our honey. Many hands make light work!
Our kids uncapping honey frames over the capping tank…I love it when they help out.
Want some fresh honey? Take a look at our products page and reserve yours now! We sell out every year so don’t delay. Remember, honey has a remarkably long shelf life so stock up. Need help melting honey that has crystallized? See my post “Don’t Wreck Your Honey,” for useful tips.