So what if it was 98 and humid on Friday? It was time to extract the honey from the hive, and at those temperatures, the honey flows better! We now have about 35+ pounds of sweet, delicious, light-colored early honey. Meaning the nectar was gathered from the early blooms this year, often the best quality honey. We think it tastes better than anything we’ve bought. Maybe because it’s ours!
Michael begins scratching the wax capping off the honey cells. The supers were heavy and thick with honey. Loaded!
We only scrape the wax off one side at a time. Less oozing and mess that way!
We spin two frames at a time. It takes a lot of manpower to crank the extractor one way, then the other. Centrifugal force, baby!
Desi will use the wax to make lotions and potions from her “farmacy” herb garden…