Our friend Ben is a beekeeper and has a few beehives at different friends' houses. Our backyard is a good spot because of the farms and blackberries nearby. We harvested our first batch of honey the other day. It has been so exciting to learn about and watch the process. After Ben extracted the honey comb from the hive, our boys smashed it up. Ben then put the honey and smashed comb into a strainer net and let the honey drip through into a bucket. Then we poured the honey into jars. We had a pretty good yield with much more to come later this fall.