Do you know what this is?
It is a fresh from the wall of a house honeycomb.
Do you remember our friend the Bee Wrangler and the adventure we had here at the house? Well, she has those kinds of adventures all the time. And one day this summer she had a big job not too far from our house. We kept her kids all day and she brought us the honeycombs from the job.
She instructed us to freeze the whole mess until it was solid. This keeps some potential worm from growing. We froze it for several days. Just to be sure. Really sure.
When you are sure it is thoroughly frozen, thaw it out. Then all you do is squeeze and let it drip. Our mess looked like this.
And let me tell you, it was a mess. A sticky, sticky, sticky mess.
But it yielded us 2 full quarts of deliciously mild, golden honey. We will be using it for awhile. And we did it ourselves which was really cool.
I also learned an interesting bee fact from her. Did you know that it is not all the bees that are Africanized. It's only the queen. If you have an Africanized queen, remove her from the hive and you can requeen them with a nice queen and they will be nice bees. Who knew? An evil queen. Why hasn't Disney been all over this?