Honey

by Chossid August. 01, 2012 6711 views

This is how honey is made here. A trailer is loaded with these special boxes. Each box has frames with honeycombs in it. The truck is driven from place to place so the bees can collect honey from trees or plants which are flowering at the time. Later, when the combs are filled with honey, the caps are cut off, and the frame is placed in a metal container in a centrifuge and spun to release the honey. We buy ours straight from the honey maker, but these photos were taken on a road trip in July. You can see one of the metal containers on the ground in front of the wagon.

For sale together with the honey are freshly picked peaches, and probably some kind of herb tea, possibly for medicinal use. Note how the blanket or carpet is draped over the open trunk to keep the jars of honey from getting too hot. The various honeys are from different locations. I think the very pale one may be wildflower honey.

мед (pronounced myode) is honey.

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Marzena Jozefczyk 7 years, 7 months ago

I love such places, I'd definitely buy such honey :)

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 7 months ago

When I go to other countries, locally made honey is something I always buy. That is, if they made it in those locations.
Very good and interesting post dear Leah.

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Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 7 months ago

Fascinating

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Eiram Marie 7 years, 7 months ago

We love honey and we buy a lot but only Czech honey:) The producers here are not allowed to use any antibiotics on their bees - which is not the case in most other countries.
Great set, Leah!

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Gonia 7 years, 7 months ago

we eat a lot of honey - white one is from rape, the best is honeydew honey, my son loves buckwheat honey, we like linden honey.

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Antonio Gil 7 years, 7 months ago

It's the first time I see portable honeycombs. Loved it.

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Dannii L 7 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting. I love honey and I bet this stuff tastes amazing.

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Ivar 7 years, 7 months ago

Very cool post! :)
Yeah, honey from different plants has a different colour and taste. My great uncle has a small bee farm, but his bees are always in the same spot.. Quite smart with a bee wagon though! :D
:)

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Yves Monast 7 years, 7 months ago

sweet post...

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Marsha 7 years, 7 months ago

What very interesting post, Leah! Would love to try some of that honey!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 7 years, 7 months ago

What a wonderful set Leah, you've taken one scene and given us four very different shots that are full of interest. Brilliant.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Joe 7 years, 7 months ago

Thanks, Leah. Very informative and good set of photos. Especially like all the bees a buzzing in #2.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 7 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting, nice set!

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 7 months ago

I love to stop by the roadside and buy from those people...usually their produce is much better than the ones in the store... and it si such a hard life sitting there all day hoping to scrape together some money...

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Dan Ravasio 7 years, 7 months ago

How interesting Leah. And as usual, you captured the salesmen in great positions and poses. The one gentleman only has one leg I see. #3 to my faves....

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Almendra 7 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting!

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 7 months ago

Sounds and looks delicious great captures glad the Bees were friendly towards you.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 7 months ago

Excellent set !!!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Carrie 7 years, 7 months ago

Interesting

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 7 years, 7 months ago

what a nice variety of honey ( italian pronounced miele)

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay 7 years, 7 months ago

Fascinating and educational as usual. Thanks for the interesting lesson.

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 7 months ago

I love the fact you can see the bees in the second shot....

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 7 years, 7 months ago

Interesting and beautiful report
Thanks

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