Sunday, September 01, 2013
Yesterday I spent a big chunk of the day getting fresh honey out of huge buckets, warming it enough to pour through the strainers, and then putting it into gallon glass jars. I used to use those jars for milk when I had a Jersey milk cow, but now they were full of things like beans and lentils. I had to find other spots for those items, and wash the jars for the honey. My husband loves bees, and has kept a hive or two for many years, but this is only the second time we have harvested honey. From just one hive we got 92 pounds of honey! I find that staggering! I also think it's pretty cool that my creative husband made his own honey extractor from an old clothes washing machine that happened to have a stainless steel drum inside. And, I like that I just had to set all the sticky, waxy, honey-y dishes, pots, etc. outside, and the bees cleaned them all up for me!
How MANY calories are there in 92 pounds of honey?