Monday, August 11, 2014

HONEY Harvest Tally 2014

When we came home from vacation, our Langstroth hive had a surprise for us- surplus honey!  Once crushed and strained, it was a whole gallon of honey.  I even saved some of the beautiful, pale, honey comb by placing them into some baby food jars.

Our grand total for our first harvest year of honey (beekeeping year two) was... two gallons and one and a half quarts.  Thank you, sweet bees. Pin It


  1. How exciting! The color is just beautiful! Blessings!

  2. I ADORE honeycomb. What a beautiful harvest!

  3. I am so amazed by bees and honey and propolis and's all so miraculous to me! I love it! Good job you guys...what a blessing. xo

  4. That is absolutely beautiful! How wonderful!

  5. Wow, this honey is stunning! I don't think I have ever seen any prettier. It certainly makes me want to take up bee keeping!

  6. Jane,

    Good for you! And the honey looks wonderful. Bees are on my list for our place, but like several other homesteading projects, they have to wait 4 or 5 years for retirement. We'll see.

    I'm fascinated by the way I see you process your honey. Not having done more than the most basic homework on bees, I'd had been thinking getting honey out of the comb and into the jar meant finding someone with a centrifuge extractors. It appears you have a method of extraction that works great as long as you're not doing it on a commercial scale. Nice post!

    Col. 1:9-12,


    1. Hi, Mark. This method of extraction is truly the easiest and most economical. Just avoid using foundation and stay small-scale:-). It's also healthy for the bees to use their wax-producing glands regularly. Crushing the wax requires them to build new, clean wax which will promote hive health.

  7. So jealous! This is on our list of things to do but alas we have not done it yet. I agree that the color of that honey is amazing!

  8. Yum! If my daughter ever gets over her fear of bees, I want to try my hand at this!!


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