Honey Harvest 2012
A story in pictures.
Honey Harvest requires a good deal of work, and in Texas it is HOT. My man Dan and I enjoyed executing the entire adventure. Who wouldn’t delight in the outcome? All that glorious, fresh, pure honey the bees work so hard to make. I have complete respect for the honey bee, especially my honey bees.
Remember this; it takes 10,000 worker bees to make a pound of honey, 48 bees to make 2 teaspoons of honey, 1 bee makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime, a hive of bees fly over 55,000 miles to bring one pound of honey to the hive and visit over 2 million flowers for that same pound of honey. Amazing little insects and the only insect that makes food humans consume. I look forward to next years harvest.
A side note: after we bottled 22 gallons of my honey we turned around and spent the next few days doing honey harvest for Mr. F. Open heart surgery, followed by a head injury and still in recovery mode can set a guy back a little. We couldn’t bear to see him “miss” the honey harvest so we did it for him. His bounty this year – 28 gallons! All totaled Dan and I harvested and bottled 50 gallons of honey in the course of 5 days and a few extra hours.
Now I plan on sitting back and enjoying the fruits of our labors. I’ve got some yummy recipes coming up too so come back soon.