Our Bee/Honey Project 2018-08-14T20:57:54+00:00

Project Description

Holy Apostles Honey Program

Our Bee Project/Honey Program is in progress.In late spring 2017, bee hives were placed on the roof of the sacristy. Although we were told that our hives would take over a year for us to harvest any honey, the bees flourished all spring, summer and autumn. We are proud that over 40 lbs. of our “holy honey” was harvested this fall.

We purchased a 4-frame honey extractor and extracted the honey, filtered it and jarred it on a Sunday after services. The bees produced 80-8oz jars of honey which is a very copious yield for 2 first-year hives. The honey that is lighter in color is from the early pollen harvest during the spring/summer, and the darker honey was made the late pollen harvest in the autumn. The honey-extraction process took approximately 5 hours and was executed by Katherine Morris (Queen Bee), her husband Scott, daughter Charlotte (Charlie), Charles Mohacey, Dennis Warlick, Sherwin Nicholson, Betsy Farren, Sanou Yapo and Lou Markert. A very sweet time was had by all. The honey has been on sale since the annual parish meeting in January and has been used in our altar bread on Sunday worship services.

Enjoy three short videos and the gallery of our efforts. Thank you Dennis Warlick for the videos and photos.

This one is the hot knife cutting off the outer wax to reveal the honey…

The show the manually powered centrifuge used to spin the honey from the honey comb…

This last one shows the honey pouring from the centrifuge and going through the first of several filters…