Honey Harvest Stats
Here are some of our details about our Honey and Pollen harvesting. This is something you don't often see from Beekeepers, details about their harvest success. When we weigh in a box of honey, it's a rough estimate...on a bathroom scale. ha! This simply gives us an idea as to how much we've harvested for the year.
(cc = Cut Comb box of honey. I = Illinois, or Medium box. If it's a number only, is a shallow box of honey, or sometimes S or Sh. B = Blane, my son's hive. Kelli = is my wifes hive.) You can find our Local Honey Products
on this site, or at Claremore Farmers Market, or come by the house late June, to late September, and you can usually buy various Local Honey products. But, if you wait until late November, we're usually all sold out!!
Pollen Harvest Stats
Pollen harvesting is one of our great joys in Beekeeping. It's a different kind of harvest. When we are running our pollen traps, we have to harvest the pollen every 3 or 4 days. We bring the pollen up to the house to be weighed in and then bagged and then placed in the freezer for atleast 24 hours. When we're ready to dry the pollen, we'll bring the bags out and spread the pollen kernels out on large aluminum cookie sheets in the sun. After about 3 or 4 hours the pollen kernels are dried. We'll then pour these trays of pollen into 5 gallon buckets and store in the house where the temperatures are more stable. When we're ready to sell, we'll jar it up and set it to the side for customers later. Once dried, the pollen does not need to be stored in the frig or freezer. You can refer to our All About Bee Pollen
page on this site for great info about eating Bee Pollen and the various health benefits. Enjoy!