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  1. #1
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    Default Sugar rush! ! !

    My honey bees have been very productive! They have packed away over 5 bars of honey, not including what they have packed away in and around the brood bars. So I humbly helped myself to 1 bar of their surplus. From what I have learned I could have taken more without causing any harm. But I won't, I'm VERY grateful for this precious gift of their golden treasure. I got 3 full cups according to the line on this jar and that NOT including 2 cut outs I set aside, some eaten, some dripped all over the place, some lost from hands being washed and some still draining from the wax in a pot. And not to mention the wax which I'll melt down and put to use. I am one happy beekeeper!

    P.S. Sorry to post something completely trite as a honey collecting, I'm just super excited since this is my FIRST time doing so!

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    Honey bees are absolutely amazing creatures!

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    What a wonderful flavor! So sweet and delicious!

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    VERY nice!

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    Default Re: Sugar rush! ! !

    Kewl: Never again will there be honey as sweet as that first pint.

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    That's awesome!! Last year I was able to get a whole quart!!! This year I have harvested around 90 pounds!!! I hope that you see much more sweet reward!!
    Donny

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    Woo hoo! That's awesome!
    1 TBH, started 4/09/14; 2 more added 9/15

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your obviously happy bees!

    I'm curious - What did you use the apple cider vinegar on the counter for?

    What a gorgeous comb. I hope to see something similar some day ...

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    The stuff dreams are made of!
    congrats

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    Thanks everyone. Becoming a beekeeper has been (and still is) to me such a rich, wonderful, enlightening and humbling learning experience. Watching these insects build their hive, collect nectar, raise their young, turn nectar into honey then into wax and just their overall amazing function as a super-organism has insured I will NEVER see something seemingly ubiquitous as "honey" in the same light again.

    P.S. Estreya, I use the cider vinegar to make my pulled pork BBQ. =)
    Last edited by Bee Clause; 07-18-2014 at 08:37 PM.

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    Fantastic! Congratulations! Nothing is as sweet as your very own honey. May you be blessed with many more, and more abundant, harvests.

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