Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sorting Bill Quay Farm's honey

We look after the bees for Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead. We recently brought back from the farm 10 frames of honey to put through our honey press, which we did on Friday. The farm are keen to get the honey into the farm shop so today we took it up, all ready in jars. The photo above shows David putting sticky tape across the lids of the jars. We have had a few incidents last year of the lids coming off jars and coating everything within the immediate vicinity with honey.

We used the opportunity to do a quick hive check. They seemed fine. You can see in the photo below that we left a box in front of the hives which contains the frames. The bees will clean them. Indeed, my experience last year was that they stripped bare any frames and honey covered equipment in no time at all.

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