This is the first year that Madeleine was able to suit up and see the action up close (no, she's not pulling frames out of boxes quite yet). She is very well versed in the vocabulary of beekeeping and she was enthralled earlier this season to see a queen bee up close for the first time.
This harvest is also the first time that we've saved the wax cappings because Ann wants to try making some beeswax candles.
We've gotten the harvesting process down much smoother now. We did the harvest in 8 hours flat (!), by far our fastest time. A big part of that has been minimizing the number of people present. That especially helped in the cleanup process, as more people present means more sticky honey on the bottom of people's feet, the floor, the counters, doorknobs, and every last surface in our neighbors' house where we do the extraction.