We got our honey harvest bottled up today. It went from the extractor into one large pail with a spout which we let sit overnight close by the wood stove so the honey would be more liquid-y and go through the strainers more easily.
Flowing into the strainers which we placed on top of another pail with a spout. Talk about golden nectar!
As the unfiltered honey filled the straining equipment, it bubbled and swirled and created all kinds of constantly changing designs which was fascinating to watch. (We don't get out much. Can you tell?)
Here's the final product stored in half-gallon jars. A total of 48-1/2 pounds of golden honey from our own little busy bees. It's been a long while since I've had to buy honey so I don't know how much per pound it's selling for in the store, but I'll bet this harvest represents a tidy little amount.
I've washed the kitchen floor three times now and we're still sticking as we walk across it. The main counter where we worked has been wiped off a gazillion times but still seems tacky. This is with two fairly neat adults (no kiddies "helping" by spreading honey-coated fingers hither and yon) involved in the process.
Right now, for some odd reason, I don't have a taste for anything sweet. So just give me some potato chips and nobody will get hurt.
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