July 7, 2010

Honey Harvest

Last winter, our Granddad helped us get started doing bees. We now have 5 hives - 2 here in town and 3 at Grandpa's farm. Dad has taken this on as a hobby and is doing a great job! We extracted 8 gallons already this summer and last weekend we extracted again.

Benjamin helped rob the bee's honey

Extracting in Granddad's garage  
The Lord blessed us with 15.75 more gallons! *delicious*

8 comments:

  1. Ok, it might work!!!! Welcome!!!!! Hey everyone that reads this "these are my bestest friends!!!"

    Cindy aka Mrs M

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  2. Sweet! :) We'd like to do bees someday... That's wonderful that you've gotten so much honey!
    Glad you have a blog! Now we can keep up with ya'll a little better maybe! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Yum! looking forward to seeing you soon :)

    The Coday's

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  4. Hey, we know you guys. Great pics!!
    God Bless,

    The Robert Charles Micheners

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  5. Thanks for sharing about your bees and honey. I love to use raw honey around my kitchen. Love to see pictures and doings of your family too.

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  6. I can't believe how much honey those few hives produce. I'd love to see more detailed posts about your bees and honey, and learn how you do it.

    Valerie

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  7. Would love some details on how to start a hive. It's a desire of mine to have bees, but can you do it in the city on only a half acre?

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  8. Kathy, we have two hives on our half acre lot in town. You should check with the ordinances in your city. The biggest challenge comes if the bees swarm. Although there is really no great harm, the neighbors could get concerned. A great blog for getting started is http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/ We also have three hives on 50 acres south of our town. This is our first year and first honey harvest. God has blessed!

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