Lauren, Grandma and Lynn obtained an honey extractor and spent one Saturday morning harvesting their first load of honey. You have to let the honey sit for 12-24 hours to let the air bubble rise, so it wasn’t until the following morning that we were able to bottle it. We thought we’d be lucky to get 1-2 bottles, but, to our surprise, we got a little over 1 1/2 gallons. It has a very different consistency and taste than honey I have had from the store – very much worth the effort. It was also so much fun giving some of the honey away. It was a sticky enterprise and am still finding honey on chairs and the floor in my basement.
FYI, a great appetizer is a piece of brie for chevre cheese with homemade hone poured on top and then sprinkled with toasted and crushed almonds. Also am putting honey on my toast every morning. A great recommendation from Lauren.