Backyard Honey May 14, 2015 10:17

Backyard Honey.  

This is a great picture of Wes and I harvesting honey.  As you can see we do it the old fashion way.  A bucket, A rubber Band and Cheese Cloth.  I'm holding a frame of honey (it was really heavy and I had a hard time holding it and trying to take the pic ha!!) the frame is what I pulled out of the Super.  I scrape off all of the honey place the frame back into the super and let the bee clean it up and use it again.  They do a much better job than I ever would of cleaning the frame so I don't even try.

We strain the honey from the wax and then use clean the wax and use it to make lip balm  & candles.  The honey is used in place of sugar in a lot of recipes.  Also I use it to add some sweetness to my salad dressings.