Capping honey is the final stage honey production for the bee. After hours and hours of to and fro flight, visiting an untold number of flowers and the uncountable bee hours of fanning the honey the bee essentially does what the beekeeper does when they bottle the honey, they put neat little lid on the cell.
Autumn is normally my best haul of the year, spring pales in comparison. So after bumper spring haul, great weather and and amazing comb grow I was expecting great numbers for spring…. I could not have been more wrong.
Ten honey harvests I was set to do on this somewhat warm autumn Sunday afternoon. The apiary a buzz with yellow hornets (wait …. that’s not good) I cut open the first and biggest hive with my trusty bread knife. The moment the knife enters the hive you know if this harvest is going to be good or bad, the disappointing cardboard sound of the blade cutting though dry honey comb. I could stop, but the hive was to big and a believe it or not a harvest honey is an essential part of good winter health maintenance.
The result of the harvest is below, The other hives I`ll leave for the next spring as the a new hives this year and hopefully they’ll sort themselves out over winter.
Designed to cut grass at low revolutions this weed whacker blade pays for itself in just a day or two of work. The double slit Iwama does exactly what it claims to do, slice through grass at extreme cost performance.
After a good 40 hours using this blade and I must say I am most happy with the its smooth use.
Save gas; I haven’t tried a 4 stroke machine yet, but on two strokes I am using around half of what I used too.
Yesterday a friend who has helped me out tremendously was asked
What do you do on you holidays ?
His reply was “Kusakari! weed eating!“
I laughed his reply and thought, that is the direction I my life is going in.
Weeds in Japan are just crazy, during the rainy season you obviously you’re gonna rain, heat, humidity and enough sunlight to throw them into overdrive and really make the life of the locals a constant battle between knee high lush good to hide the poisonous snakes and a beautifully weed eaten field.