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Liquid Gold...No, No, Not the Furniture Polish!

Windy Meadows Farm  

nature's sweetener...

liquid gold...

the Greeks even called it the nectar of the gods...  

Whatever you like to call it, we now have some of our very own...  

HONEY, that is!

A trip to the hive (all suited-up of course), and the help of a good neighbor, found us with frames of capped honey ready to be extracted!  Yay!  After our recent swarm, we just weren't quite sure what we'd find on our next hive inspection.    

But before we knew it, our extractor was spinning off glorious honey! 
 honey extractor 

When all the frames had been extracted, we opened the gate and watched the honey pour into the sieve, which would filter and catch any wax.  
 open gate 

After all the honey was in the pail, we tightened the lid and let it sit for two days to allow the bubbles to rise to the top. And here's a sampling of what we now have in Mason jars just waiting to be drizzled over warm biscuits and thick slices of homemade bread...
 honey jars 

It's been an interesting year filled with beekeeping lessons and new experiences, but one taste of this, and it's all worth it!

Thanks, girls!
 sepia hive 

Mary is a Midwest farmgirl who enjoys the simple pleasures of living in the country. "For us, living where there is plenty of room for gardens, animals, and for kids to play and explore is the best kind of life." You can visit Windy Meadows Farm here...    Windy Meadows Farm 

8/23/2013 7:09:57 AM

Mary, honey is always a household item in my house. I don't have hives and (big sigh)buy it from the store. Having hives in suburban city USA probably wouldn't make for a good neighbor. The German Shepard next door got stung by a bee and almost died. Turns out dogs can be allergic to bee stings like humans. Who knew. So they cut down their fruit tree which attracted lots of bees. Your honey looks very tasty. I tried some desert honey once and it was nasty stuff. When you are used to good clover honey any thing else just doesn't taste as well. Have a great honey extracting day.