These are the guys from Busy Bee Acres, all suited up and ready to harvest honey.
This is honey from their box on our farm. See how it is FULL of honey. They set their's up at the very beginning of the season.
This is from our box that was set up later in the season. Quite a difference. They ended up getting 5 gallons of honey from 4 bee hives. We got 3 pints from our 1 bee hive. We are hoping to get another hive built over the winter, plus get them both set out early in the spring so we get a bigger honey harvest next year!
This is a picture of the smoker. The wood chips inside smoke to calm the bees and help keep them from stinging.
Thanks to Busy Bee Acres from Otley for all their help this year with the honey bees. It is something we are quite interested in and still learning about. Hopefully we'll have a great 2010 honey harvest!