Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Honey Harvest 2010

Thanks to the generosity of Gary Strickland the Cabell Wayne Beekeepers Association was able to hold yet another Honey Harvest at his place. This has been a big help to those who do not have the large expensive extracting equipment that makes getting your honey a LOT easier.
This year we helped Sam Kilgore and Dr. Gil Ratcliff with their honey harvest. A good time was had by all. This is especially true of Dr. Ratcliff who showed he had quite a sweet tooth for the comb honey Gabe Blatt was cutting off the frames with a hot knife. Before long, Dr. Gil was doing the cutting while Gabe & Dan did the extracting. We missed Nancy Adams who came by to help last year. Rhonna Blatt joined us this year & took pictures we hope to post here soon.
Gary showed off his backyard hive of Italian bees in the tradition of Jack Dick, whose award Gary won two years ago for hosting the Honey Harvest.
We all had a good rest and enjoyed the fine creme brulee coffee Gary's wife made for us. Hope to see ALL of you next year! - Dan O'Hanlon

Rhonna Blatt, who takes much better pictures with her digital camera than I do, made me a CD of her photos from the Honey Harvest. The proof of her talent can be seen below -- THANKS, RHONNA!!!