Bees

Reclaiming Beeswax…

Reclaiming Beeswax…

1 by / on January 10, 2013, 1:12 am / in Bees, Preservation Projections

  Beeswax is a great by-product from harvesting and spinning out honey.  Pollen and propolis are two other gifts from bees, although using the term “gift” isn’t particularly accurate since these are all treasures taken, rather than offered.  I continue to wrestle with this tension, resisting the assumption that what is created by other creatures for their own use is rightfully […]

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The 2012 Honey Harvest

The 2012 Honey Harvest

0 by / on August 16, 2012, 3:11 am / in Bees, Farming/Gardening

  Honey harvest takes all day. We start early, donning our white suits when the day is still cool, and finish cleaning up shortly before dinner.  Our annual tradition for three years now is to have biscuits for dinner, an excuse for eating honey just hours out of the hive, still warm and smelling of bees. I appreciate what these […]

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