If you follow my facebook page you will already know that we have collected our first honey from our hive yesterday! At the moment we are squeezing the honey from the combs by hand, and it’s all rather exciting!
We are slowly filling a bucket with golden, home grown honey, and another container with the left over interesting waxy stuff.
Can you tell we don’t know what we are doing? Luckily my brother-in-law does know what he’s doing and is looking after the bees for us.
What can I make from all this glorious honey?
What is your favourite way to use honey?
Your favourite recipe?
Any special tricks when replacing regular sugar with honey in a recipe?
And what about the wax?
Some of it will be saved and made into more ‘foundations’ (think that is the correct term) for the bees, but I want to keep some as I have a hankering to make something with it… but what?
I’d love some ideas and advice about how best to use this glorious home grown honey!
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Nanny B says
The honey looks delish.
BoBo would like some bee’s was for finishing off his wood turning creations.
just having a go at cleaning up the wax now… not sure how it’d go as polish…
Wow. My parents had bees when I was about 2, I’ve been thinking about it lately because it would be so much fun. Unfortunately I’m the only one in the family that likes honey!
That’s gorgeous what you are doing on your pretty lil farm :) Save up some honey comb for fabulous art activities with your kiddies :)
and have some finger licking yummy honey-banana cake.
i love honey it’s almost in every meal at home :)
Granma Jill says
I think you have to clarify it. This is how I think I have done it.
Mix with water and bring to the boil. Allow to cool. Tip off the water.Repeat if wax doesn’t look clean.
Bring to boil to drive off water caught in the wax. Allow to set. Should be a pale yellow.
I use it to seal strawberry or apricot jam.
Whee how excitement! :D
We’re still waiting on our bees to produce enough, haven’t wanted to raid the poor things yet as they’ve only been producing enough to keep themselves going so far.
I’m going to go with blatantly obvious honey and oat cookies and beeswax candles or crayons if you have enough :)
Of course my idea is food related! Try making a honey custard and serving it up with poached figs. BIG YUM!