Monday, July 16, 2007

Daylight Robbery

The philosopher Democritus advised that for a long life you must 'moisten your insides with honey and your outsides with oil'. Yesterday we made off with 28 lbs. of the sweet stuff from our two hives and there was a lot of licking up needed doing to get it packed into jars. By the end our innards and outards were well moistened. This crop is very light coloured with a decidedly flowery taste. Mmmm mmm.
Apparently in Slovenia, Job was the protector of beekeepers. Here is a little painting of the guardian sitting atop a pile of manure next to the hives from the Museum of Apiculture in Radovljika.


Anonymous said...

28 lbs sounds like a lot of honey. How does that relate in cups? Is that enough to keep one sweet for a year?

Misshathorn said...

Those jars that you get shop bought honey in are usually 1/2 lb. I think (pre metric), and they look to be about a cup. So about 50 I guess.And we will harvest more at the end of the summer so I think our honey needs will be sorted.

Anonymous said...

to quote Jackie Gleason: "How sweet it is."