The finished product turned out to be a very dark, rich honey. I've eaten it on rolls and toast so far. It's delicious!
Since the fateful swarming, we've ordered new bees. They arrived a few weeks ago and have been placed in the hive with some existing frames of comb which we hope they will use to jumpstart the season and boost honey production for the year. Luke has been doing faithful hive checks and we have been supplementing their natural diet with sugared water to keep them full and happy. Onward and upward, learning as we go!
I'm Jennifer and I am so glad to meet you! I am a working mother of 4 children, surrogate mother of 2 children's boyfriends, a few children's best friends, a god-son, a prayer pal and a very special boy who smelled his way into my heart. Our home is open and all are welcome here.