My house smells like honey

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Stephen spent almost 10 hours today removing a beehive from somebody’s shed. Of course, the boys and I had adventures trying to find a new bee supply store to bring him supplies as he ran out, but we finally found it. It was a beautiful day for a drive today, and the area we were driving in had a great view of Crowder’s Mountain.

Anyway, here’s a pic of the shed before he took the first board off:
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Here’s a pic of the shed after he took the board off:

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He brought home a TON of honey – he’s thinking almost 75 pounds. Woohoo! We have a lot of work removing it from the comb in the next few days. It’s sitting in buckets on my dining room table at the moment. We’ll use the crush and strain method once we get started, but that probably won’t be until Monday. It’s too involved to think about doing on a Sunday!

We also gained two more regular beehives’ worth of bees from it all. He’ll probably head back on Monday to get the rest of the hive he left up there.

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6 thoughts on “My house smells like honey”

  1. Heather, I saw it in person, and am generally not to afraid of bees, but I’ll admit I’d rather just look at pictures of these bees.

    Lori, it was really neat!

    What was amazing was the number of bees in the air while he was working on it.

  2. That’s such a cool sight to see……in a picture far away. Thats great about the honey. I need to call you or email you about the wood from this tree. Talk to you later!

  3. Stephanie, it was neat! I would’ve loved to get closer, but didn’t want bees up my skirt, lol! Been there done that – don’t wish to repeat the experience!

    Brenda, that must’ve been neat to find. I’ve only seen pictures of bee trees – but would love to see one in real life some day!

  4. We found a bee tree once when Tom was cutting firewood. We called my grandfather for instructions on removing the honey. He told us to use a nylon stocking and strain the honey. We had many, many pounds of it. It was wonderful. Your pics reminded me of that.

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