First Honey

We weren’t planning to take any honey for a couple more weeks.


Possibly somewhat driven by an irrational fear that a bear is going to get our honey, Jonny and I took three frames over the weekend.  Bears are uncommon in our neck of the woods, but we’ve both been uneasy ever since our friends down the road mentioned bear tracks next to their creek.  A few years ago, our neighbor across the street had a bear peeking in his windows.  Uncommon, but not unheard of.

We are in our third year of beekeeping, and this is the first honey we’ve taken.  It’s floral and light and pretty amazing.

There should be six more frames ready in a couple of weeks.


  1. yum!! I would love to buy some from you 🙂

  2. This makes me so happy! We lost one of our two hives already this year but the second seems happy and strong. Hopeful that we’ll get our first honey this summer as well!

  3. I am so jealous right now! That honey looks beautiful. I can’t wait to be “grown up” and perhaps do some beekeeping myself. Bees are quite possibly my very favorite animals.

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