Recently we harvested the honey from our two bee hives. We do not have an extractor so we cut the wax and honey out of the frames, which seems a shame, as the bees have to rebuild the wax foundation each time. However soon our friends will be bringing one down from the States and we are going to share.
As you can see we improvise a lot. Our three interns wanted to be part of the action so we made up protective gear. In Ecuador you can’t just go online and order what you need so a certain amount of innovation is required. Most of us received much attention from the bees in the form of numerous stings but it was fun if a bit painful at times.
The crew ready for action
Harvesting the honey
The honey and wax are left hanging overnight in a make shift strainer