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Honey extracted from combs drips into the collection basin

We were sad today to discover that our hand-me-down hive, which we acquired from a friend in early November, had succumbed to the winter weather. While we learned a valuable lesson about hive placement and sheltering from the cold and damp, we also found that we were suddenly in possession of a valuable resource.¬†With our bees all dead, we began extracting the combs, placing them in our overly warm downstairs bathroom. Once the honey had thawed a bit, we began the process of scraping, collecting, and spinning–the result of which is a golden ambrosia. (more…)

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