Monday, August 29, 2011

Honey Time in Vancouver

Serge, Jackie and Sam removing frames from the honey super 
Our head beekeeper at Cottonwood Garden
Today we had our first full honey super extraction.  It was fun and we learned a whole bunch.  First, we should have waited longer for the ladies to fully cap the honey.  Second, it's fun to sit on the honey extractor while you are turning the handle and third, honey is sticky.  We had a work  party today as well at Cottonwood Garden so many of our gardeners came by to watch the extraction and grab a chunk of honey wax to chew on.  It's funny how extracting honey seems to bring out the kid in all of us.
Rebecca, Sam and Serge decapping the honey frame


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