Tuesday, April 10, 2012

robbing the hive. . .







on a sunny saturday afternoon
over the easter weekend
we set about the task
of harvesting honey from the hive

sam's folks there to share
their knowledge and their equipment
plus lend a helping hand
with this sticky sweet job

since the beginning of the year
the bees have been busy
establishing their colony
and filling frames with their honey

we extracted more than 20kgs
of delicious liquid gold
and left enough full frames
to see them through the winter

the more i get to know these bees
the more in awe i am 
of their diligence, 
their precision and their cleverness

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{thank you for your gift
sweet honeybees!}

30 comments:

  1. Oh so inspiring! Bee's are our next big desire. x

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  2. Oh wow! 20kg! It must taste amazing x

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  3. What an amazing thing to do at Easter time...bees are indeed incredible creatures!

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  4. Oh look at all that sweet gooey goodness!
    One day we'll have bees :)

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  5. this is amazing. the honey looks so good. how nice it must be to have your own bees. xo

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  6. That looks amazing. Bet the honey tastes divine.

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  7. WOW wow and WOW!!!

    20kg! will that last long (evil grin)

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  8. Yum. What a great day out. I would have honey for every meal!

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  9. What a beautiful photographic tour of your harvesting the hives. Thank you I've never seen it before....and all that delicious golden honey!

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  10. Fascinating creatures indeed. What a wonderful experience. I'm quite jealous! Enjoy your lovely honey. :)

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  11. What a gorgeous, sweet and sticky story, words and pictures. Love it all.

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  12. So interesting to see this process. Thank you x

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  13. How absolutely incredible. And 20kg - sah-weeeet indeed! xx

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  14. Hi Rach, that look sensational! When we come down I'll trade you a jar of my quince jelly! I LOVE fresh honey. Better still eating hunks of it still in the wax then spitting the wax out! Remind me to tell you about my Dad's dodgy hive set up in Churchlands!!

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  15. absolutely sublime!
    this has been on our "dream" list for ages.... Maybe once we get this baby up and running...?

    Do you love it? Or is it a lot of fiddly work?

    x Amy

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  16. How lovely, Rachel. I'd lvoe to have bees sometime too. Liquid gold for sure!

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  17. That looks just beautiful.

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  18. Wow, that looks amazing! You'll have to let us know what it tastes like.

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  19. This all looks so fun and delicious. Yay for the bees!

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    1. Also Rachel, I somehow dropped your recent comment off my blog - pressed the wrong button - sorry! But thank you anyway!
      x

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  20. Oh that really is the bees knees. how wonderful to have that, and to be a part of that whole process. wonderful honey!

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  21. Yum! Thanks for letting me share the fun. I think you will need a separate gallery to showcase the stings! xx

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  22. Thanks for sharing the golden delights!

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  23. I'm humbled over their remarkable accomplishment. Amazing.

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  24. Wow 20kgs. You and your bees did well. The honey process is such an amazing one. x

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  25. My Poppy (grandad) was a home apiarist. I often think how I would have loved sharing the experience with my children, if he was still with us.
    You have captured so much of the magic in your beautiful photos.
    Thank you for sharing your experience. ღ

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  26. Oh how delicious this honey will be. xx

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  27. looks amazing... and the honey must taste incredible!!

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