This week’s takeJuly 26, 2011
31.5 lbs – give or take a little. That’s how much honey I harvested this past week. Last year I bought pretty little honey jars – this year I reused canning jars we’ve had kicking around (I sanitized them in the dishwasher and I did invest in new inner lids).
With no better place to put them, I have the filled jars stacked in the corner of my kitchen.
In the process of bottling the honey I certainly had ample opportunity to taste it, and it’s goooood. I hate wasting a drop because it takes the bees a lot of work. According to one bee trivia list a single bee makes only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. If there’s a tablespoon of honey left in the bottom of the bucket that’s the life’s work of 36 bees. I hate for any of it to get washed down the drain – so I scraped it pretty clean. I’ll put the bucket out for the bees to clean too (and then I’ll wash it really really well, honest.)