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405 lbs, the Great Google Honey Harvest

21 Sep

Honey-harvesting Googlers

The Bee Team at Google (80 people strong) just harvested its first combs of honey last week.

Under the helpful guidance of Bill Tomaszewski of Marin Bee Company, Googlers took turns uncapping the honey (removing the protective wax that bees use to cover a cell once it’s filled with honey), hand-cranking the honey extraction machinery to spin the honey out of the honey comb and pouring the honey through filters to remove the bits of wax and other particles that came from the hive.

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2 Responses to “405 lbs, the Great Google Honey Harvest”

  1. Robert Hughes September 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Great story! My wife and I started our first hive in June. Not sure if the hive will survive and NO honey harvested. But we learned a lot and the hive is doing well; I think it was robbed by another colony. Maybe better next year!

  2. mistress beek September 22, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Congrats on your first hive and keep the faith! If your hive looks weak, is there another you can combine with?

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