Saturday, 17 January 2015

A good year for honey

I've heard from both commercial beekeepers and hobbyists that this season has been a good one in terms of honey production.

Based on the output from our hive I'd have to agree.  Last night we bottled the honey that was extracted recently. Usually we only harvest once, doing a whole box at a time. This season we should be able to harvest a couple of times.  The honey below came from a single full-sized box:

The large jars on the left hold over 500ml.  All up it was nearly 17 litres of honey.

Our stash of recycled jars is now empty. Looks like we're going to have to enlist the help of friends to collect some more for the next harvest.