Our August extraction
On Friday our friend Emily wrote to me:
How are you? Is there honey and jars all over the place at your house this weekend?
There certainly will be this week as you can see from this photo!
We gathered another 150 pounds from five of the six hives. It will probably be our final extraction of this season because we want to leave enough honey, the approximately 70 pounds per hive that bees in this area can require to survive the winter.
When I consider that each bee produces an infinitesimal amount of honey--something like 1/12 of a teaspoon--I am even more grateful for all we receive from them!