Friday, October 30, 2009


The grandkids stopped over tonight in their Halloween costumes on the way to the ward party. Grandpa & I opted to stay home this rainy Halloween. Good to see the Munchkins in their costumes.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall - A Busy Season

You might say we've been busy as bees - or more exactly, busy with bees. We extracted our first honey harvest on October 1. We were able to extract 5 gallons of honey and about half pound of beeswax. George created a label for the honey jars, and we processed a good share of the wax into lip balm ( a combo of beeswax, almond oil, and peppermint).

The grandkids assisted with the extraction and it was a great time once we figured out what was wrong with the extractor. We used the Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association extractor - a good reason to join the group in addition to meeting some fun people. We'll attend our first meeting of the association this coming Thursday night.

This past Saturday, we were involved in the Ward's Provident Living Fair and exhibited information on beekeeping along with lip balm samples and a video of Harry & the kids extracting honey.