liquid gold (or what the husband’s bees have been up to)

A few weeks ago, I posted photos of hive inspection.

Well since then, the husband harvested honey (for the first time) with the help of Mr Tattoo.

We don’t have a proper extractor so it was a long & laborious process, with lots of waiting for honey to pass through various filters.  And then waiting, a week, to let the honey mature before potting.

And ta da!  Liquid gold.  Probably a lot of acacia in there, but it’s not clear enough to be pure acacia.  Whatever it is, it’s golden, it’s creamy, and it’s very yummy. And we potted up 9kg 250g of it.

10 thoughts on “liquid gold (or what the husband’s bees have been up to)

  1. What an exciting time! Even with a proper extractor it is a slow process but the taste of your own honey is divine. It sounds as if your husband is hooked on this beekeeping lark!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful harvest!! Do you have to do anything special to preserve it? I’m new to using honey but love it.

  3. Fabulous! My husband keeps thinking he wants bees, but so far we’ve been able to buy local honey. It’s so helpful for allergies, and the taste of your own must be divine!

  4. Reminds me of when I was young as my mum kept bees, we had a big spinner to extract the honey which sat on the bath! In those days we didn’t filter it, it just went straight in the honey jars and you accepted that occasionally there might be the odd leg in it 🙂

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