Thursday, June 4, 2009
While I was in Florida, I got to join my good friend Ethan at his parents' house for a honey harvest. His mom and a few of her friends keep bees in his parents' backyard and the whole neighborhood comes over to help/watch.
First they smoke the bees to calm them down and make them go away so they don't get squished while the racks full of honeycomb get moved around.
Then you take a special hot knife and slice off the wax that holds the honey in...
and then the honey comes oozing out and you lose all self-control.
Once you've gorged yourself on honey-filled beeswax, you put two racks in the centrifuge and crank away
then the honey comes pouring out the bottom
Oh. My. God. Delicious.