Cleaning out the Combs | Sustainable Scientist

Top bars showing wax attachments and propolis (red)

In November, we harvested the full honey combs from the hive that died of exposure during a bad fall storm. It was our first experience extracting honey – and from a top bar hive at that.  In all, we crushed and jarred 3 1/2 quarts of honey.

I may not have reported the disappointing news that – for whatever reason – our feral hive also died before winter was through.  This meant we had one hive full of honey and the other with a number of partial combs.

This April, in preparation for swar….

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