There are a few rules when either extracting or bottling up your honey...
Number one: DO IT IN A BEE PROOF ROOM!!!!!!
There are many other rules... but that seems to be the main message!
We put our honey in jars in Mrs Cottam's kitchen, on the hottest day of the year, with all the windows open... so, within 5 mins we had a few bees, after they had 'gone home' and waggle danced the location to their friends... we had LOTS of bees, all happily helping licking the honey from the outside of the bucket...! They were very placid, enjoying the sights and wonderful smells of all that honey! So we now have lots of beautiful light Heron Hill Honey for everyone to enjoy, with plenty left for the clever bees!