Thursday, April 29, 2010
HARVESTING OUR FIRST HONEY
If the bees can start with last year's beeswax honeycomb, start warehousing honey first thing in the spring, then they are more likely to produce enough honey to make a sweet-toothed person cry. But we chose the "crush and strain" method, where in we cut out the entire beeswax honeycomb along with the honey in the comb. We then crush and stir it in a food grade white 5-gallon bucket. We then strain the honey, pour it in to Mason jars and seal. The strained-out beeswax is used for candles, lip balm, car-door lubricant, etc.