Sometimes it's the uncomplicated things nosotros all love best. And my favorite agency to relish dear couldn't live simpler blue cheese amongst dear drizzle. Simply delicious.
We robbed our bees last weekend!! Well, actually, Mark robbed our bees final weekend ... I was purely a spectator for this circular every bit I'm all the same recovering from my surgical operation a few weeks ago. But I was an excellent spectator! I should live able to resume my trusty Assistant Beekeeper purpose past times the adjacent robbing inwards July.
We convey 2 hives - an established one, in addition to i nosotros exactly bought this spring. This flavor we'll solely live able to rob the established hive - the novel i is all the same getting settled in, in addition to in that place won't live plenty dear yet for them to portion amongst us.
But that's okay - we'll all the same instruct plenty of dear to agree us over from exactly the unmarried hive! We instruct well-nigh 6-8 quarts of dear from a unmarried robbing, in addition to we're able to rob the established hive twice inwards a summertime ... May in addition to July ... provided atmospheric condition remain good. I don't really know what all these "conditions" are, but Mark does ... that's why he's the Head Beekeeper, in addition to I'm exactly the trusty Assistant. See, I'm novel to beekeeping, but Mark's been doing it since he was inwards his early on teens. He in addition to his virile somebody raise used to convey 10 hives ... ten ... that's a lot of honey!! But in addition to thus the bees all got sick in addition to died off ... which is really distressing ... in addition to similar a shot we're exactly getting dorsum into it.
But I bet you'd rather come across roughly pictures of the robbing process, than demand heed well-nigh Mark's apiculture history, wouldn't you? Okay, thus hither nosotros go! Pictures of the process, amongst my absolute favorite agency to relish dear at the end!
First upwardly - Mark opening upwardly the hive. Doesn't he await all cute inwards his particular suit? Our bees are really gentle, thus sometimes he doesn't wearable the total arrange ... exactly the chapeau in addition to veil amongst a thick sweatshirt. He makes me nervous when he does that ... I'd rather he wearable the total suit. Just inwards case.
|Opening the hive|
|Capped in addition to cook to live robbed!|
|Mark's mom cutting off the caps|
|Wax caps after they're cutting off|
|Splat! ... goes the honey|
|Pouring off the honey|
... except for the clean-up. But nosotros allow the bees assistance amongst that!
|Bees cleaning upwardly the within of the extractor|
Blue Cheese amongst Honey DrizzleIngredients
- 1 wedge of blueish cheese
- baguette slices and/or H2O crackers
- Place the blueish cheese wedge on a serving plate. Drizzle the exceed generously amongst honey, letting the dear tumble over all of the edges.
- Serve amongst baguette slices and/or H2O crackers, in addition to to a greater extent than dear on the side for additional drizzling.