Friday, June 12, 2015

Blueberry Honey!

My nephews robbed the bees this week.  There's nothing like lifting the lid of a strong beehive to set the field on high alert!  Les took a couple of pictures and when I complained that they weren't very good pics, he exclaimed, "They were swarming!"

I'm sure you know, or have some idea how the honey business works.  After the hive is robbed, the honey gets extracted from the frames, is allowed to settle and then poured into jars and labeled.  Soon we'll have the quarts of honey ready to sell on the farm from this last robbing.

Sometimes the honey is light from the spring clover.  If the bees can't find clover, they use the blueberry blossoms and the honey is a bit darker with a stronger flavor.  I can't wait to see what this batch tastes like!

See you soon!

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