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Offline Shawn

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1st Honey harvest
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:16:25 PM »
Well I finally got my first harvest after the end of my second year. I only was able to take 2 med supers and ended up with about 12 quart jars. Here are some pictures of the harvest. I did the crush and strain trying to use Michael Bush's idea with the bucket. I guess I should have looked at the picture because I only drilled 5 little holes in the bottom of the bucket. I did not use any heat during the harvest and the honey is thicker than what I am use to. Funny, I already have people calling and coming over to see if I have any left over.












Offline johnnybigfish

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 10:03:51 PM »
Way to go Shawn!! Congratulations!
Those were good pics too!
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john

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 11:56:53 PM »
Liquid Gold! Looks real nice, this will be the best honey you ever get, the first harvest!
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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 11:01:53 AM »
Shawn, lovely, now wasn't that all worth the wait?  That first honey harvest has gotta be one of the most special, it was to me, yay!!!  Have that most awesomely wonderful day, health.  Cindi
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Offline Shawn

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 10:11:30 PM »
It was very nice. The only thing I thought of when I was giving a bottle away was "how many bottles do I have left. Woops! None! Oh well. The neighbors got some to keep them happy, sister-n-law for supply me with the flowers needed to help the bees along, other family I promised to give some to, and a coworker. Off to Walmart I go to buy some honey.

Offline beee farmer

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 12:12:13 AM »
Bravo!  hope its the first of many to come.
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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 01:28:07 PM »
As a newbie and still hoping for my first harvest. 

I learned something from your post.

Smaller jars.....

Then I will be able to spread the happiness further.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Former beekeeper until March....maybe next year...RIP

Offline Shawn

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 10:11:14 PM »
Agree. I did not plan on having a honey this year so I did not have any jars on hand. I had to run to the store and quart size is all they had.

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 02:22:01 PM »
 :shock: WOwow!!
I've chosen understanding over knowledge-since knowledge is all about knowing where to find facts and understanding is knowing how to manipulate knowledge...I've also chosen knowledge over beliefs!! We all need to..

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Re: 1st Honey harvest
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 05:53:29 PM »
Nice!! 8-)

 

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