Bees at Rector farm in Maine Posted on November 17, 2011Categories Alison, Eric Bee Hives at Eric and Alison's field in Monroe Maine A jar of honey and honeycomb from our bee hives Our house and barn in late October December: Bee hives wrapped up for the winter. AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Just to be clear, the only part of the hives that is “ours” is the land they’re sitting on. Our neighbor Dana owns the hive boxes and bees, and he is handling all the bee wrangling. He gave us a frame of honey comb (wax plus honey) from late summer (the remainder of which you see in the jar), that is apparently (from it’s light color) made mostly from the flowers of the black locust trees the bloomed in mid-June. It’s super floral smelling, much like the flowers themselves.
You should learn how to keep yer own bees. It’s fun.
It’s a complicated process. Much easier to have knowledgeable bee-keeping friends.