This year since it is our first year harvesting the honey of of our hives. We decided to start slow to figure this whole thing out and to get our process down. My husband and I rented the honey extractor from our Bee Keeping club and its a nice big stainless steel harvester so it worked great!
We extracted 10 deep frames just for a start and we got abut 30 lbs. of honey….it was a very exciting evening! My fingers stayed sticky all evening long but I didn’t mind at all because finally the wait for honey is over. We are going to be extracting more today and this evening so we should end up with a lot of honey. Which is a good thing because I have people who have been waiting to purchase some and we were actually just about out of honey.
We did our extracting in the kitchen with an old shower curtain on the floor to catch drips but that was not really necessary since I was helping. I will keep you all posted to how much honey we extract today! Such exciting times around our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!
Wishing you all a beautiful week until next time!