I’ve just taken the honey from the hive at Halstock that was wasped out. By bathroom scale measure, it comes to 3½ stones, including wood and wax. I expect that the honey in the jar will be about half that. There’s a fair amount of propolis too as there are poplar trees close by. I brought back some poitín with me the last time I was in Ireland with the intention of making propolis tincture. Just one more job for the ‘to do’ list!
The honey, being ivy, will be rock hard but that’s not a problem. I can cut out the comb or scrape it down to the midrib, put it in the warming cabinet at about blood heat for a while and then squeeze it through my fruit press. Hmmm.. I think I lent my press to an apprentice. Which one?