This year I've used tongue depressors as starter strips. Here is the design using seven sticks. They seem to like this arrangement best, so I'll be using it from now on.
|The design using seven tongue depressor sticks seems to work best.|
Here is the six-stick method. They liked it but not as much as the seven-stick frames. Also, I think seven sticks will hold the comb better when full of honey and undergoing a spin in the extractor basket.
|The design using six tongue depressors seems to work okay.|
|The two stick design. The verdict on it's success is still out.|
|A young worker honey bee harvesting goldenrod blooms.|
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon honey
(optional teaspoon dijon mustard)
Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then transfer it to an empty olive oil bottle. For a day or two it will need to be shaken before use but then the honey will emulsify the mixture and little or no shaking will be needed. I hope you give this a try.
|My sister gave me this cute gum drop confection. She knows me so well!|