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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a Master Beekeeper! Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.


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Sunday, September 10, 2006

The honey hourglass begins to work







Here's Ella with her honey hourglass and you can see that the filtering has begun. Hers went through quickly.







And here's Gabe with his honey hourglass - don't be fooled by his apparently badly injured finger - it's actually just paper towel and duct tape - he wanted to experiment with the many uses of duct tape!


They are expecting the honey to filter all day tomorrow. I hope by the end of tomorrow they'll have full bottom jars of honey.

(Post script: Ella's filtered quickly and Gabe's did like mine - took quite a while to go through.)




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2 comments:

  1. Linda,
    Hello! My name is Leia Barnwell. I am new beekeeper as well (April 2006!). I am absolutely delighted to see another mother/beekeeper. I know that there are probablly bunches out there, but I just found your blog after a summer of reading various articles about beekeeping. I am writing to ask you about your honey harvesting. How did you determine how many supers to take? Also I just wanted to tell you how much I like your site, and that your children are lovely! (I have three little girls) I would love to hear from another beekeeper in my shoes! My husband and I live in Raleigh, NC but we grew up in Clemson, SC. I suppose that you being in the south makes your blog more appealing as well! Have a wonderful day. Sincerely, Leia Barnwell
    thebarnwells@earthlink.net

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  2. It's great to see so many new beekeepers and that they are on the computer as well, it's a great way to share ideas and to learn from each other.

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