Isn’t it beautiful? This is the first batch of honey we pulled off the supers and we are really excited about it. Looks great; tastes divine. We already think there’s going to not be enough for everyone once they tasted it. If it makes it out of our honey house. One of the things I enjoy most about harvesting is sampling. I mean, cleaning up my hands when they get all honeyed from handling the full frames.
Here Mark and Tom are unloading the supers in the honey house. Mark’s got a system for tracking which yards the supers came from so we’ll know which county we’re bottling. And thank you Tom for your help last week!
Here’s a shot of the new 20-frame extractor we bought in Galveston during the conference. That thing is amazing and made extracting much faster and easier. If you’ll recall, the past two years we’ve been using our old reliable 4-frame hand-cranked spinner. We still have it but it’ll not see action this year. 🙂
Notice I put Round 1 there. That’s because we hope there will be a Round 2 before the bees are done! We finally got some much needed rain last week and perhaps that will bloom out some new food for the bees and urge them to make some more golden goodness. Mark’s got a good system down even with the lack of space in the honey house. Earlier I spoke with him and he said he’s DONE with pulling supers and extracting (with Belinda’s help) for now. We just have have to bottle and label. Which reminds me…you’re probably wondering when you can get your hands on some of this goodness, right? Well, we are happy to announce that we will have a GBR Open House on May 28, 10a-5p. We’ll be right here at our honey house on Krezdorn. Look up in the upper right hand corner for our address. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive the announcement postcard this week. Hope to see you all here!