Honey and Cricket

I seem always to be extracting honey when there’s cricket on the wireless!  This is a small amount of winter surplus from my Top Bar Hive at Ourganics, my friend Pat’s permacultural holding at Litton Cheney.  It has a fair proportion of ivy so it tastes absolutely scrummy!

I warmed the combs gently to a little over blood heat and then put them in the fruit press, whence the honey dripped through the double strainer. I have a solid slab of compressed comb still in the press. I’m, as yet, undecided whether to make some home brew and let water and yeast get the rest of the honey out, leaving me with some more wax to deal with, or whether to make some fat-free flapjack. I’ll let you know in due course.

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About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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