Monday, August 18, 2014
A new hobby has been developing for some of us. Our son-in-law and family
have become "Bee Keepers". I must admit, I did not know much about bee keeping, but
I am discovering that it is a most interesting adventure. Here is one of my grandson's,
with his dad's supervision, holding a tray of bees. This picture makes me smile.
The bee keeper stops by and together they are examining the many trays of bees.
I am thankful for the valuable lessons that these young children are learning, through
Look what we were given last evening. A jar of golden, raw honey. It was a gift from
our son-in-law and daughter, and it came from their own bee hives.
Here the chopped up honey comb is placed on a wire mesh tray.
Below it, in the same big, metal pot, is the collected honey. A beautiful, rich looking gold
honey. The honey can be collected two or three times a year. He could have collected more,
but he wanted to be sure he left more than enough for the bees, because it is their food supply
for the winter.
Our granddaughter took a canning jar and filled it by opening the spout, carefully holding
it with her little hands. She took the job quite seriously.
What a special gift to us! She was proud of her bees and delighted to share the
treasure with us. It tasted exceptionally good to both of us, especially on warm,
wheat toast for breakfast.
I want to share a web site that I found recently, on the benefits of raw honey.
Just in case you are interested too, you can find some valuable information here;
Last evening, we celebrated our son-in-law's birthday, with a great tasting taco bar dinner.
The dessert was angel food cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and lots of fresh peaches.
What fun to celebrate this special guy!
On the way home, we were blessed with a gorgeous sunset.
Thank you for stopping by. Do you have any uses for raw honey that have worked well for
you? I must tell you, we have found on different occasions, that 1 teaspoon of
raw honey did help with easing our grandchildren's times of excessive coughing. We
were pleasantly surprised with the results.