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Old 07-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default My first honey harvest!

Yesterday I got my extractor in from the man in brown, so today I robbed my hives...each one only had 1 frame ready to extract...really it was more like 1.5 frames was ready but shhh...don't tell anyone that I extracted one a bit early.

There will be more in a week or two, I'm sure.


The one in the Sun has pollen from the frames added to it...I like the nutritional effects of pollen and it gives the honey a robust, strong, flowery taste...much more like Pressed honey you'd find in non-commercial old-world operations.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your first harvest. Harvesting your own food and resources always brings such a sense of accomplishment. As I'm sure you know
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Wow! You must be so proud!

My mouth is watering just looking at it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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Yay! Congratulations on the first harvest. It looks like you have happy bees, which make for happy beekeepers.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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All of that from ONE frame?
Aren't the frames only like 2 feet square?
I enjoy the flavor of pollen and have and order due to pick up from a local dealer.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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Thanks y'all! I'm very pleased...it's so tasty, it's craZy.

I got 8.5, 12oz, jars from 2 medium frames. It should be about 1 quart per frame as a rule of thumb.
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Vicarious thrills here and happy on your behalf.

Somebody's gotta say it: sweet!
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Somebody's gotta say it: sweet!
LOL. . Now why didn't I think of that?
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Somebody's gotta say it: sweet!
Good call!
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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Congrats on your first honey harvest.

I adore the containers you have chosen for your honey harvest!
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