Honey harvest!

I failed to get pictures of the first part of the process, or the second or third. First, you remove the honey from the hives. That is the tricky part, as the bees are not generally terribly happy about it.

Next, you remove the cappings. Then you place the frames of honey into a large centrifuge, and start cranking. That’s where I started taking pictures. Here they are.

Monty proves that you can be happy and “cranky” at the same time:

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There’s plenty of work to go around (and around–oh man, I’m cracking myself up):

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Haley gives it a whirl:

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Our friend John knows the value of putting kids to work too. Jannie:

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Mattie:

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Callie:

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And Jack:

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Wow! There’s honey in there!

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Getting the last bits out. It’s a team effort:

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Sweet reward:

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Honey high:

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