Friday, August 14, 2015

Nature Photo of the Week - Week 33 - Energy

As I reviewed the photos that I took during the past week and the remaining themes for the Nature Photo of the Week challenge, I chose the word "Energy" as I looked as this uncapped frame from a beehive.

We were invited to go to Sophia's mentor's home to watch and participate in the honey extraction process. This is one of dozens and dozens of frames that Phil had uncapped. This one, like the others, is resting on a bar while the honey slowly drips from the frame.

After a batch of ten frames is removed from the extractor, this one and nine more frames will be next. The extractor spins the frames and the centrifugal force removes the honey from the frames.

We were able to taste the honey fresh from the frames once it was extracted. It was delicious! There is nothing that you can buy in the grocery store that compares to local honey.

Sophia and I are very excited to be able to extract honey next year from her hive. Hopefully it will be the start of a rewarding - and perhaps profitable - hobby that she can enjoy throughout her life.

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