Winding Down 2017 Honey Harvest

by Jorge

Several days ago I pulled the last decent load of honey for 2017. It was dark at the conclusion but a welcome moment!

We also had a close call with the clarifying tank. If the wax isn't cleaned out of the extractors with adequate frequency, they drain slowly and can threaten to overflow the system unless someone checks to make sure that all is well after the machines are turned off:

With one or two millimeters to spare, everything wound up draining into a barrel as intended:

Now winter approaches and the next phase is upon us! It all goes so quickly.....