June 17, 2008

Recently Spotted: Honey

The traditional honey harvesting day in these parts is the weekend of July 4th so we're out checking the hives on a weekly basis until then.  We found good news when we opened them up this morning:

That frame has a mixture of drawn comb (comb that has yet to be filled with honey) uncapped honey (honey that the bee's haven't "finished" yet - which they do by fanning the honey with their wings to evaporate the water content to the point at which it will not ferment) and capped (finished) honey.

That is a frame of capped honey.

And that is where the magic starts around here - mesquite blossoms in full bloom.

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