37 degrees Celcius today and I'm crushing out my honey. I've stopped crushing it outside... I get too much attention from my bees! So now I do it in my kitchen. Should have upwards of 50 jars by tomorrow.
On a somewhat unrelated note, I've got news regarding shipping. I've decided that I won't be shipping internationally. This was a hard call for me, but I think it makes sense, and here are the reasons:
- The cost is too high. Honey is heavy, and honey in glass jars is extra heavy. Even if I bent my own rules and packed in plastic, it would still more than double the cost of the honey.
- I'd have to wrap each jar in plastic and peanuts, which sort of kills the environmental benefits of the jar.
- Shipping honey on jets has a terrible carbon footprint.
- There are restrictions in many countries on importing honey. It can be done, but the paperwork and administrative hoop-jumping is daunting.
I might change my mind at a later date, but for now this is how it is! If you want my honey, come to a farmer's market.