Wax Moth Webbing

Hive Update – Top Bar Hive Dead

Recently my top bar hive has been overrun by wax moths. In my last post, I talked about how the Langstroth bees were robbing the top bar bees because of the Honey Bee Healthy sugar water. We left the comb in the hive last week but when we took it out this week, there was […]

First Jar of Honey

First Honey Harvest

I just harvested my first jar of honey . I extracted it from my top bar hive. The reason I got honey was because I had to shrink my hive. The top bar bees are declining because they haven’t had a queen for two months. We needed a spoon, a bowl two strainers and a […]

Carrot Honey Applesauce Recipe

In this blog post, we’ll be making carrot honey applesauce. Ingredients: 2 apples 1 carrot cinnamon stick, broken in half honey to taste Instructions: Peel the apple and skin the carrots. Slice the carrots into little pieces. Fill two different pots with water and put peeled apples in one and the carrots in another. Put […]

Honey Mint Tea Recipe

Honey Mint Tea

This is a recipe for a refreshing tea. Ingredients: 4 cups of water 20 mint leaves honey 4 Stevia leaves Directions: Put water into a pan Bring to boil Add mint and Stevia leaves Steep leaves for 5 minutes Add honey to taste Add ice

Extracting Honey

Extracting honey from the comb isn’t as hard as it looks. It’s simple if you know what you’re doing. I went to my mentor, Mr. H’s, house to extract the honey. We started the day off inspecting the hive to see if there was honey to extract in the hive.  We also did inspections on […]

Honey Lemonade Recipe

This blog post is about a quick recipe that you can make for a snack. The recipe is how to make sweet lemonade. I got a juicer for Christmas and I started juicing lemons and then I came up with a recipe for lemonade. First, if you have a juicer, you want to juice three […]

All About Honey

This was my presentation all about honey.  We have to do this because at 4H Beekeepers if you do a presentation, you will get one step closer to getting a hive.  I chose honey because I already knew a lot about honey and there are so many things that it can do.  It was a […]