You should sell this: Bees as pets

Submitted by will on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:25

It's a familiar and honest complement: "you should sell this". I've heard it several times lately about the honey from my bees. I'm not keen. I like giving it away. That makes people happy in a way that buying it would not. And anyway, Bees can be excellent pets.

Bees mostly look after themselves. They feed themselves; clean up after themselves; take themselves for exercise. They're cheap to to look after once you have a hive and some equipment. They sometimes have surplus honey and it tastes fabulous.

The colour of honey

Submitted by will on Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:22

I recently took some honey from Hive A. Most came out as comb but there were also a couple of jars.

Yesterday I returned to Hive A. Some time ago I had put some broken comb pieces onto the crown board. In the usual way the bees had built a large slab of comb around it it and started to fill it. I cleaned up the crown board and then hung the crunched comb in mesh bag overnight.