Wednesday short

First honey of the season

First honey of the season

Jars full of sweet decadence!!

Jars full of sweet decadence!!

Taken from hive on Sunday, in the jars on Tuesday and 16 quarts gone on Wednesday!!

Taken from hive on Sunday, in the jars on Tuesday and 16 quarts gone on Wednesday!!

Now we wait for the sourwood honey!

Now we wait for the sourwood honey!

Left over strained for my hot biscuits.

Left over strained for my hot biscuits.

5 responses to “Wednesday short

  1. $50 a pint in my world would be unheard of, that is struth!!!! I’ve never heard of a stud bee book but our bees are wild bees that my father-in-law and his brother found in the woods years ago. They’re hard workers and produce lots of new bees that swarm and we try to catch them and put them in our hives. The past few years we’ve lost a lot of them to the cold weather and not getting their hives established well enough to product enough honey to survive the crazy spring we’ve had the last few years. The weather warms to 60’s for a week or two and bees eat up their stores waiting for bloom/pollen and then we’re back to freezing weather again and that’s when we lose them. The entire hive will starve/freeze to death. Eddie doesn’t believe in providing them artificial sustenance because he doesn’t like to mess with Mother Nature’s way.
    As for the preserving, I come from a long line of large families on both sides and it was a way of life. I was raised with six siblings and both of my parents had eight siblings. All were fed on what was raised on the farms and preserved enough to last to the next summer produce and animals butchered. I think everyone should know how to preserve some of their food and how to grow it!!

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  2. I just picked up the most amazing Local Honey from my friends the Honey Ladies! Gotta love honey 🙂

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  3. Wonderful! Can’t believe it’s that time again.

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  4. Colin Huggins

    Struth! An Aussie expression – means amazing!
    You are a busy little “bee” this Wednesday – here it is Thursday
    the 2nd June and a fantastic warm summery day to boot.
    Sheets are on the line – I love to have sheets properly dried by the
    sun – cleans them right out.

    Oh for some of your magnificent honey for my crumpets.
    Honey here for reasons unknown is quite expensive – even the
    honey bought from the markets which you know is far better than
    the supermarket stuff. Some supermarket brand honey which is NOT
    imported costs up to $50 for a jar of 500 grams!
    Now I am not aware of pedigreed bees – so tell me
    are your bees pedigreed and registered in the bee “STUD
    BOOK” of the USA??????
    I can’t find any reference to STUD BOOK bees existing here in
    Australia – ha ha!
    You sure have an adept hand in this preserving business.
    Well done.
    Cheers to all
    Your “amazed” Aussie mate
    Colin

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