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Bees are Amazing

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?
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  • ELMA1913
    How wonderful!!! You do have a creative husband, I am impressed not only with his ingenuity, but also with the 92 pounds of homey from one hive. My brother has bees, but lost three out of four hives this past winter - many of the beekeepers here in our area all had the same problem. I was fortunate to be able to buy honey from the Farmer's Market. I love that they sell it in GLASS quart jars, not the plastic bottles everyone else does. What a good use for your milk jars. Growing up, we also had a Jersey cow - she gave the best milk! I'm glad that your bees cleaned everything up for you - nothing wasted. emoticon
    2058 days ago
    Wow sounds like you and your husband have been buzzzzzy (sorry couldn't resist)
    2058 days ago
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