Thursday, September 3, 2015

2015 Honey

Here it is!  We are just starting to get this year's harvest into jars.  The beauty below is just part of what fell/dripped/was scraped off during de-capping the frames for harvest. It is slightly cloudy-looking just from the tiny particles of wax...and it's delicious! I think it's a touch sweeter than last year's honey, but it does still taste like wildflowers.


I also made my first try at honey candy.  Candy making has been a challenge for me in the past, so it was exciting that it turned out.  Isn't the color beautiful?  The only ingredients were honey and butter. They remind me of Werther's, but they have a beautiful, strong, wildflower taste.  The fragrant recipe will be lovely to make in the fall and they should be soothing for winter's dry throats.


The photo below is what we're looking at as of late.  The right-most hive is gone and we made the frames available for the bees to eat the last drops of honey off of so we can store them for the bees next year. The left-most hive has yet to be harvested and inspected for winter decisions. 


We hope you're enjoying the start of the harvest season and we'll share more with you soon.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Erica!
    Just happened to come across your blog and it's awesome! Bee keeping looks like fun! Care to share your honey candy recipe:)? Perhaps in a new blog?

    -your old pal Eric S.

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    1. Yes, I'll get the recipe on a post in the next few days. Thanks for checking out the blog!

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  2. Thank you the quick response! I look forward to the recipe. My wife and I love to cook and bake together and we have never tried making candy so i think it'll be fun to try..also do you sell your jars of hunny or any other things you handmake? I do photography here and there( http://www.xqphotography.com/about-US/ and I must say that your blog images are excellent especially of the ones of your family!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment - I really enjoy photography. Your photos and website look great and your and Amy's family is beautiful. Please greet her for me. We don't currently sell what we produce, but we do like to try and convince others to try and have their very own hives. :)
      ...off to post the recipe!

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  4. I will tell Amy you said Hi, and I will have to convince her to let me start my own hive because I would totally start my own if I knew how! Well if you ever decide to put your honey on sale, please let me know, because I would sure like to try. I use the best honey I can find as part of a glaze in Peking Duck. Have you ever done any youtube videos of you and your husband keeping bees? That would be cool to watch! Also I see you shoot with a Canon...you rock.

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