Bottling our First Honey Crop

After we extracted the honey from the hive in our yard, we let it sit in the bucket overnight. This allowed the bubbles to float to the top and prevent foam from being bottled with the honey.

Since we didn't expect a honey crop our first year, we didn't have any bottles purchased yet. Its really ok, since I like how the honey looks in Ball jars anyways.

Once we were done, our 38 lbs of honey, which was roughly 3 gallons was divided amongst quart jars, pint jars, jelly jars and even small 4oz jars.

As a finishing touch my wife Amy made these awesome hand-made labels.

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Kadee Gray says...
Date:   August 8, 2011, 12:21 pm

Congrats on your first batch - very cute packaging. It looks delicious :) Kadee Gray via Freund Container

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