Mark got two cases of comb honey this second round of harvesting, which is two more cases than he thought he’d have so that’s great! I got home in time to visit the honey house and catch a few shots. I love watching him cut up the comb and place it in the jars. They remind me of other foods, such as lemon squares and cornbread. 🙂 Below is the bottling tank that he fixed up with a new dispenser – worked great! And it sure beats pouring 5-gallon buckets.
Here’s a final shot of some of the rejects that didn’t make the cut. Mark saw that the comb was not as clean and pretty so he didn’t want to sell that to people. I asked him why there were some darker areas here and there (very minor but enough to be visible). He told me the wax gets dirty with all the bees walking around all over it. That was just so interesting to me. And funny. In our culture (Vietnamese) and in our family, I grew up taking off my shoes when entering home. Maybe we should teach the bees to wipe their feet! lol