Sunday, June 21, 2009

Propolis and bee excluder

I really don't know much about propolis, except why they make it and what its used for. I don't know really what it is and why they are making so much this time of year. It seems to be a reddish color and everywhere. With the heat it's very sticky like chewing gum.

I believe that Demeter is ready to have the medium of honey pulled off so I put in a bee excluder between the two deeps and the medium. The bees can go back down into the deeps, but can't re-enter the medium. Hopefully I can just go pull the whole medium off and it be bee free tomorrow a.m.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chunk honey

The 2 frames of honey I pull the other day had such a pretty white capping that I thought I would bottle it as chunk honey. Watching Linda's video on chunk honey was helpful. I think my finished product is quite nice.