It's Finish It Up Friday, and today I bring you,
Golden sweet and pure. Dripping from the edge of a hot buttered biscuit. A pool of solar delight.
Comforting, sweet delectation,
Golden rapture from a summer's long forage,
I went to the hive today. It was time. The sun was shining, warm and bright. The bees were contentedly buzzing. The frames were bursting with the fruition of months of glorious effort. They didn't even mind when I removed the top super and reduced the size of the hive down to just their main base. Also full to the brim with enchantment.
I'll have honey for teas, I thought!! Honey for gifts!!!! Honey for cakes, and cookies and...
Honey to my Heart's Delight!!!!!!
I didn't want to hurt any bees, or cause a ruckus, so I decided I would remove just this part of the hive, harvest the honey, and then come back again for the remainder.
So, I took the top super, brimming with capped, light golden joyance, and placed it about 8 feet from the hive. I removed a few of the frames that hadn't been used, and put them away in a clean plastic tub.
Then I had an idea.
A Grand Idea.
A Truly Remarkable Idea.
Why not leave the frames there, and wait for the bees to go to bed for the night? I wouldn't have to shake them all off, breaking some of them in the process, and nobody would get hurt.
Brilliant, I chortled. Pure Brilliance.
So I did.
I can hear my bees, from the sewing room. It's one of my favorite things, to sit there and sew and listen to the hum of the summer and feel a light breeze. Contentment!! Joy!!
I heard them all day today, buzzing along.
Just after supper, I went out to pick up the frames and revel in a harvest of Glee. I had stolen the honey from the bees, and they hadn't even noticed!!
But to my surprise...................
THEY TOOK IT ALL BACK!!!
HA HA HA!!!
Where do you think they've hidden it???
(For photographic credits, click to save the photo, all flower and bee photos are my own).
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