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
it all.

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.


corners of my life said...

Your family always has he best adventures! I love reading about them.

Rach said...

Wow, what a process. I bet its so delicious!

debi said...

Wow that is pretty interesting. How fun for the kids to be a part of that. They are a sweet little family.....well not so little but sweet!


Privet and Holly said...

Judy, that gorgeous
golden honey looks
amazing! What a very
cool hobby, and YES,
wonderful for the kids : )

I discovered a special
honey called Manuka
Honey, this spring. It's
from New Zealand and
has special healing
properties. I also love
to use raw honey in my
tea--it's full of so many
beneficial things.

Your peachy dessert
looks delicious. Is there
anything better this time
of year than ripe peaches?!

Happy Tuesday,
xo Suzanne

Anneliese said...

What a wonderful experience for the kids. I had to smile at the space cadets too. Now I feel like having some honey on my toast.

Christine said...

The learning and adventure for everyone will be so valuable.
And the rewards are so "sweet".

Judy said...

I was just gifted a wee jar of local honey this evening. Am looking forward to the taste test! What a fun 'adventure' for your grands to be a part of. Your granddaughter looks most pleased with her jar of honey!

Jeane` said...

So sweet mom! Thank you! Too bad for your followers that you failed to show the Peach Angel Food Cake Dessert in real detail, along with the recipe! SO delish! :)

Love you!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I could almost smell the sweet honey fragrance as I went through this post. Fabulous hobby! We live in the Beehive State (did you know that was what Utah is?) and our library has a real beehives on the roof. If my husband was not deathly allergic to bee stings I would love to have this hobby too.
My hint for raw honey usage: smear a thin layer over your face. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water followed by a spritz of cold water or witch hazel.
Put some non idodized salt in some other honey and use it as a scrub on your arms, legs and chest. Rinse well then moisturizer with coconut oil.

A bit of a caution: a slight honey fragrance may remain for a bit (like a day) and may draw bugs. My husband learned this after scrubbing with the salt mix and then heading out for golf. Eeek!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

PS your brown eyed grand girl is bee-utiful!

Anne Delisle (Famille Gerdel) said...

What a nice adventure wthe bees. I just love it!




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