It seems I have taken on the role of being THE EXTRACTOR of the honey, from our bees. It has nothing to do with the fact that there will be jars and labels involved. It seems I’ll do almost anything if it involves exploring packaging options.
Here’s what the frames look like now:
The book I’m reading says that honey is ready to be extracted when more than 75% of the frame has been “capped” – that’s the hard white stuff that keeps the liquid honey in place. Kevin has ordered a piece of equipment called the extractor (not to be confused with my badass new title) and I’m frantically reading about how to use it.
Actually, I’m mainly just drooling over packaging…
and wishing for chickens. Eggs are a lot easier to extract.