1. It starts with rain. Wildflowers bloom. The bees bring back the flower-nectar to the bee boxes. The bee boxes are called supers.
2. The bees put the honey in the frames of the supers and cap the honey with wax.
AT THE HONEY HOUSE
3. We take the supers to the honey house.
4. With a capping knife, we cut off, and save, the wax cappings, that fall into a bin.
5. The frames are put into the extractor, and spun. The honey is flung from the frames and slides down the sides of the steel tub, where it enters a pour spout.
6. The honey flows out of the extractor's pour spout, through strainers to remove the large particles like a bee leg or wing, and then into 5 gallon buckets.
7. The honey in the 5 gallon buckets, is later bottled in smaller amounts. The cappings are cleaned, and the beeswax is sold for many uses.