First honey harvest

I checked my beehive a couple of days ago and was stunned by the amount of honey bulging out of the frames! As a test, I removed two frames (out of 20 in my hive) and used Kirk Anderson's crush-and-strain honey extraction method. Here's a video showing how he does it:


I got 28 ounces of honey this way:

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I'm going to add another box to the hive, because it seems like the colony wants to grow.

My next step is to take the leftover wax and mix it with some oils of coconut and peppermint and make lip balm. I'll put them in 1 oz glass jars like this.