So yesterday and today we have been harvesting with the crush method. Because we have plastic-cell foundation, we are not merely cutting it all out, we are more scraping it off the foundation and straining the honey from the wax.
|My daughter scraping the cappings off into a pot|
|getting the last bits into the pot|
|Wax and honey in the strainer|
|Rinsing the wax after the honey has drained out|
We now have some beautiful dark honey from the golden rod of last fall. It is a richer, heavier tasting honey than the spring flower honey. Such an unexpected gift. Thanks, Bees!