Christian makes a trip to Darien, CT for a bee feeding. He will be representing The Georgetown HoneyBee Company in Boston, MA.

Making Hot-Process Soap – VIDEO

On a cold and rainy evening brother Ben (from Georgetown Honeybee Company) and I wrestle with hot process soap.  We use a variety if fats that also include lard and beeswax for this batch.  The measurements and lye amount are listed in the Description section on the YouTube site.

Lye is not terribly easy to find.  Go you your local hardware store (Lowes carries it, but my Home Depot does not.  Ace and other independents are more likely to carry it) and look in the drain opener/unclogger section.  It will be in powder or chip form and be labeled “100% Lye.”  Do not use liquid drain openers or any product that is not 100% lye.  The stuff is very nasty and when introduced to water will create a caustic vapor so mix in a well-ventilated area and don’t inhale.

Check Out Our New T-Shirt Design

Here it is.  Please tell us what you think!

Email me at Jeff@GeorgetownHoneybee.com if you’d like one.

More Funny Honey

Chinese counterfeit honey…..
http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=142903171&m=143623845&t=audio

Is It Really Honey?

Check out this link to an article about honey in America.

Simple Syrup round 2. 10/10/11

In this video I feed the new beehive in Darien for the second time.  To feed them I made a batch of simple syrup using sugar and hot water.  I used 20 pounds of sugar and I combined it with 2 gallons of hot water.  I first smoked the bees and then poured the syrup into the two feeders.

Georgetown Honeybee Company getting some recognition: Jeff in the Washington Post

Installing a Hive in my backyard in Darien, CT


Jeff and Kaitlin drove up from Washington DC with some Italian honeybees shipped via Georgia and we installed the new hive in the backyard of our place in Darien, Connecticut (a long journey).  Thanks Dave and Dee for donating your property to help save the bees!

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