It was a nice warm day in Vermont on October 21st. I called my good freind Kirk Webster, up towards Middlebury, and told him the glass honey jars he ordered had come in. He was extracting the last of his honey crop and was not able to pick up the order for a few days.
A good excuse to get out of the warehouse, I loaded the truck with Kirk’s order and headed North to deliver it for him. I got there around 10:30 am to find Kirk hard at it in the honey house.
Kirk has his honey house set up for a one person efficient operation. He bult his honey house on a trailer. The entire house is portable.
I was impressed with how he fit so much in there and still have room to get around. Kirk uses an automatic Walter Kelley super lift, a Walter Kelley uncapper. His uncapping tank was custom made by Kelley also.
He runs twin Maxant extractors both piped in to a series of 4 custom made Kelley settling tanks.
All of this in a Honey House 8 feet wide by 24 feet long.
After he finished the mornings work, we unloaded the glass honey jars. Then Kirk said something that was music to my ears, “Lets have lunch” Oh boy, this old Italian is always ready for lunch.
We drove about a mile to Kirk’s house where we had a great lunch with tea and honey.
The best part of the day was that I got to sit and talk Beekeeping with Kirk for over two hours. You can not buy that kind of networking. A plus Kirk agreed to present a beekeeping program in the New England Farms Luncheon Seminar Series.
I hope that he is not able to pick up his next order for a great repeat day.