The Spring and Fall mean a lot of work to a beekeeper. We would love to share a few pictures of our hard work.
Walking to the back yard to start some bee work.
Notice how he only wears the top section and thin gloves. Yes, he has been stung, but only one time this year, five times last year. The tool in his hand helps him pull the honey frames out of the boxes.
Notice our Caution sign. This is for legal reasons.
We also collect the wax. After we extract the honey, we break down the frames and put them in a metal pan, that is put into our home made wax melt box.
The box is closed with the wax inside and it has a clear window that is faced toward the sun, the wax melts out of the frames to the bottom of the box. It is way easier than picking out the wax.
Then we take that wax out along with scraps of wax and melt it in a crock pot, and pour it into molds. We have a lot of wax, and this year we are thinking about making candles for Christmas for our friends.