First Harvest From The Top Bar Hive
August 12, 2015
Beekeeping, Gardening, honey, Top Bar Hive
beekeeping, honey comb, lizard, Top Bar Hive
Yum, Yum, Yum……I pulled 3 bars with huge slabs of beautiful fully capped honeycomb 20 minutes ago and I was totally amazed. I cut up and saved 20 3X3 inch chunks, had a few to snack on and have a freezer bag full of odd sized pieces. Yum!
Getting ready to cut them lose.
My son Joe suited up and gave me a hand. Thanks Joe.
This will give you an idea how big the slabs of comb are. This one had an ear on the left hand side broke off
The combs pulled on the top bar hive are much thicker than those in my Langstroth hive. The broken pieces are so good to snack on!
I separated the slabs with parchment paper….they caught the drippings pretty well but I was sure tempted to lick them clean….I resisted!
I caught a shot of one of my bug catchers hanging out on a banana leaf with my iPhone the day before….They are so good looking.
More Top Bar adventures soon!