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Offline pete b

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« on: August 25, 2015, 08:07:02 PM »

I managed to get a photo from my phone to the forum via tapatalk but am having trouble getting more. Anyway, this is 42 pounds of honey that I harvested from my hives last week. Can't wait to make some mead and beer with it.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 08:14:20 PM by pete b »
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Re: Honey
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:13:06 PM »
Looks like it. And delicious.

Mead plans? Or adding it to something? What kind of honey?

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Re: Honey
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 08:16:17 PM »
Looks like it. And delicious.

Mead plans? Or adding it to something? What kind of honey?
I would say its wildflower honey. Clover etc. I'm expecting to get more in a couple weeks that will be primarily goldenrod with a bit of buckwheat that I grew.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 08:30:28 PM »




OK here we go: Honey coming out of extractor, a capped frame, and a frame after removing wax cap with an electric hot knife.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 09:10:20 PM »
Pete, how many hives do you have for that volume of honey?
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Re: Honey
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 09:13:12 PM »
That's a hobby I can respect, but never do. It's like taking care of thousands of pets. Way too much responsibility for me.

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Re: Honey
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 09:53:23 PM »
So cool. Just bought some northern Kansas wildflower (spring/summer) and plan to get some of his fall harvest for mead making. Lots of clover and alfalfa in it - almost a cinnamon taste in the raw. Makes a reasonable clover traditional.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 12:11:34 AM »
Pete, how many hives do you have for that volume of honey?
I have two hives right now. Probably 70% came from one and the fall harvest will likely be the same ratio.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 12:12:42 AM »
That's a hobby I can respect, but never do. It's like taking care of thousands of pets. Way too much responsibility for me.
Try coming up with 10,000 girls names
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Re: Honey
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 12:14:36 AM »
So cool. Just bought some northern Kansas wildflower (spring/summer) and plan to get some of his fall harvest for mead making. Lots of clover and alfalfa in it - almost a cinnamon taste in the raw. Makes a reasonable clover traditional.
This is a summer/spring honey. Its got a nice light floral aroma and a bit of spice. I'll make traditional mead with this and melomels with the fall crop.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 12:14:51 AM »
Pete, how many hives do you have for that volume of honey?
I have two hives right now. Probably 70% came from one and the fall harvest will likely be the same ratio.

Really impressive, Pete.  Fresh, pure honey is just great. Unlike a lot of the stuff in stores sold as 'pure honey'.
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Re: Honey
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 12:25:43 AM »
Looks like good stuff.  I would be willing to bet the mead made from it will be delicious. 

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Re: Honey
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2015, 01:02:40 AM »
Thats awesome! 
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Re: Honey
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2015, 01:24:28 AM »
Best of luck. I seem to be slightly allergic to bees or I would swag at this myself! It's fascinating!


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Re: Honey
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2015, 01:13:43 PM »
Best of luck. I seem to be slightly allergic to bees or I would swag at this myself! It's fascinating!


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Yea I swell up like a balloon but no breathing problems. I have stopped being lazy and use all my equipment including gloves. I used to not where gloves for certain tasks because dexterity is helpful and sometimes I would walk out to the hives and forget something and figure if I was just doing a quick check I would do it without protection but not anymore.
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