Seasons Are Changing | Honey & Berry Harvest | Wild Alaska

The transition from late summer into fall is fantastic in Alaska. Salmon spawning, wildlife feasting, hillsides prolific with wild berries and our first summer honey harvest from the bees gives us great reason to be grateful to live in such an incredible place.

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- Eric & Arielle Illia

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  1. Rona Mary

    Rona Mary

    33 minuten geleden

    The pie looked delicious tho!!

  2. Beazle Teats

    Beazle Teats

    2 uur geleden

    Here is another beautiful video of her using bamboo to make a wall covering and trellis for her cucumbers to grow...interesting the way she seeds the seeds: PS: Her NLid channel has more than 2.4 billion views and 16 million subscribers, as verified on 21 August 2021, which is a Guinness World Record for "The most subscribers for a Chinese language channel on NLid".

  3. KE Wheeler

    KE Wheeler

    4 uur geleden

    Nice blueberry haul! Nice looking pie too! :-) My mother in law had a simple way of transferring the pastry without rolling it on the rolling pin (which is how theh taught us in home economics/cooking class.). You simply fold it in half, transfer it, and unfold it in your container/pie plate. It's especially nice for a top crust because you cut your vents on the fold and when you unfold it, the pattern is symmetrical. Whenever I tried wrapping it around a rolling pin, my pastry stretched and sometimes ripped. But when I learned the fold over method, I stopped ripping the pastry. I was sooo happy about that! The pie looked utterly awesome! :-)

  4. Jennifer Simpson

    Jennifer Simpson

    5 uur geleden

    Alaska is just breathtakingโ€ฆwow!

  5. Jimbo Hoofgood

    Jimbo Hoofgood

    5 uur geleden

    Was really fun to watch both your genuine excitement about your honey harvest. My garden is like that too when it's something hard earned. ~"I did a thing!" And your B roll around 15:00 looks like a Nova or National Geographic documentary! Wow. Either that took awhile, where you are is wildly stunning or both.

  6. Marian Doktor

    Marian Doktor

    6 uur geleden

    I have a whole new perspective in life when I come home from a long days of work I can relax and watch my two favorite couples encouraged me to take care of my garden in my yard a little bit better God bless you both and thank you so much

  7. Hammer Radiology

    Hammer Radiology

    6 uur geleden

    I used to pick wild raspberries with my parents in Transylvania but I couldn't do it today. There are too many bears ๐Ÿป!! ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿป -cubs...

  8. MuDoh


    10 uur geleden

    You guys live in such an amazing place and make the most of every moment. Thank you for allowing me to come along for the ride.

  9. Erika Alisauskaite

    Erika Alisauskaite

    13 uur geleden

    did you see new you tube videos where special bee houses made that makes run honey easy without scaring Bees with smoke. At the back of the house need just put jars over pipes pressing handle that opens honey for running. it costs between ยฃ100-400per bee box. (USA invention).

  10. J


    15 uur geleden

    Hey there Miss A. Sorry for late comment. That blueberry pie looks delicious! Did ya save me a slice?? ๐Ÿ˜‚ HP has always been a great place for berries. Keep up the great videos!

  11. w8stral


    20 uur geleden

    To pick faster, put the bucket on a strap AROUND your neck. You will never spill your pail of berries and you pick 2 handed. I use a 1 gallon plastic HDPE milk/water jug with top cut open. Holds 3/4 gallon berries. Cheers love your channel.

  12. Beazle Teats

    Beazle Teats

    20 uur geleden

    Check ou this Chinese girl's Simple life China. She shoots and edits all her own stuff. No one there to help her. Absolutely stunningly beautiful vids. Watch her make furniture with bamboo in earlier vids. Incredible craftswoman.

  13. Tinee Johnston

    Tinee Johnston

    Dag geleden

    Wow love those blueberries can you guys let me come with you pick them please โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  14. Val Lete

    Val Lete

    Dag geleden

    Simply GORGEOUS nature footage!โ€ฆ..and major congrats on your awesome honey harvest! The honey will be so wonderful in your teas during that long winter.

  15. Brittney M

    Brittney M

    Dag geleden

    Beautiful Honey!!! Wow!

  16. Mita Gonzalez

    Mita Gonzalez

    Dag geleden

    I just love Ariel's face when she looks at the berries.

  17. Monika Banel-Boily

    Monika Banel-Boily

    Dag geleden

    I love your channel, as does my 81-year old grandfather-in-law! You truly have a wonderful channel and a wide audience :)

  18. Cleuci Fernandes

    Cleuci Fernandes

    Dag geleden

    Como eu gostaria de experimentar essa torta๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

  19. Lindsey Choufani

    Lindsey Choufani

    Dag geleden

    That's awesome you can extract the honey and keep the cones:) Perfect๐Ÿฅฐ

  20. ozjuice


    Dag geleden

    Wow....Amazing video

  21. Taste with new drinks

    Taste with new drinks

    Dag geleden

    Amazing honey harvest.

  22. MsSam66ok


    2 dagen geleden

    Absolutely gorgeous footage. Well done on getting your honey yay!!! The blueberry pie looked out of this world! Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us.

  23. Glenn Shivar

    Glenn Shivar

    2 dagen geleden

    u guys are a match made in Heaven๐Ÿ™thank yโ€™all so much for sharing ur lives and adventures with us.yโ€™all keep me entertained in S/Korea,God bless u both and the animals too๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

  24. ak froggie

    ak froggie

    2 dagen geleden

    This was an exceptionally good blueberry year here (just down the road from you..). The 2nd best I've seen in 43 years (the best was at least 15 years ago). In fact, we've had a bounty of everything this year - and now that the blueberries are gone, more lowbush cranberries than seems possible. I can pick a gallon of them in a half hour within 20 square feet. Incredible.

  25. Jen Gilbert

    Jen Gilbert

    2 dagen geleden

    This was breathtaking! I feel like your vids have gone to a new level. Loved all of it - thanks so much for sharing your lives and the beauty of Alaska with those of us that may never otherwise get to experience it!

  26. Edwin Coast

    Edwin Coast

    2 dagen geleden

    Yum yum did you save a piece of blueberry pie ๐Ÿฅง for me

  27. NM


    2 dagen geleden

    All organic stuff, so good! God's Creation is simply Amazing!

  28. emmalenaRN1982


    2 dagen geleden

    Thank you for sharing the richness of your experiences!

  29. owbeer


    2 dagen geleden

    i ever thought of getting a mixture of flowerseeds that bees like and sowing them on that field/swamp? here (belgium) we can get those to help out the wild bees since its getting harder and harder for them to find wild flowers.

  30. Josh Attenborough

    Josh Attenborough

    2 dagen geleden

    You can get a berry picking hand held tool thats like ยฃ18 / $35 saves hours of time

  31. Cindy Whalen

    Cindy Whalen

    3 dagen geleden

    Very fun to watch so Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž The cotton grass and Fireweed so pretty. I miss Alaska thanks for sharing!

  32. farmerbob728


    3 dagen geleden

    Fascinating to watch. Thanks..

  33. Race Banning

    Race Banning

    3 dagen geleden


  34. tammy byrd

    tammy byrd

    3 dagen geleden

    Awesome episode! Now I want a piece of that pie!!!!! Enjoy!!! :)

  35. Tess Earle

    Tess Earle

    3 dagen geleden

    Everything looks great Hi from Australia

  36. david johnson

    david johnson

    3 dagen geleden

    My mouth is watering. Then you killed it with the mile high blueberry pie.

  37. Mia Gellรฉ

    Mia Gellรฉ

    3 dagen geleden

    It is so majestic, it is beautiful โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  38. Mary Edmo

    Mary Edmo

    3 dagen geleden

    Great cinematography! What a beautiful place you live in, surrounded by the glory of God. I love seeing it all with music, but Iโ€™d also love to know what those plants are, how you handle proximity to bears and elk, etc. Thank you for taking the time to document this beauty. I hope I can go to Alaska and see some of this for myself sometime.

  39. Robert Walker

    Robert Walker

    3 dagen geleden

    That is so many berries! Wow ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿคฃ

  40. Bushcraft Mo

    Bushcraft Mo

    3 dagen geleden

    Love the taste of the honey ๐Ÿฏ ๐Ÿ‘โค

  41. Michele Yates

    Michele Yates

    3 dagen geleden

    A stunning video, thank you! Blessings.

  42. Maria Natsarim Morales

    Maria Natsarim Morales

    3 dagen geleden

    I absolutely love your videos! You two are truly living large and free!

  43. chona macalutas

    chona macalutas

    3 dagen geleden


  44. Miaโ€™s Mixes

    Miaโ€™s Mixes

    3 dagen geleden

    Amazing footage guys. Wow!!!!

  45. Falownug Kenmed

    Falownug Kenmed

    3 dagen geleden

    That's what the Micronesian were and are doing today. Thanks a lot.

  46. Nativeaboriginal


    3 dagen geleden

    8pm???? Why the hell is the sun up?

  47. Elizabeth Portiles

    Elizabeth Portiles

    3 dagen geleden

    Hello! New subscriber from phillippines...

  48. Bobberella Minecraft

    Bobberella Minecraft

    3 dagen geleden

    You guys are so good! Good job with the honey you got and the wild berries!

  49. Vana Ryae

    Vana Ryae

    3 dagen geleden

    Reminds me when I was a young girl my grandma used to take me and brothers and sisters to the mountains to pick berries and we would eat the army survivor packs for lunch ๐Ÿฅฐ

  50. julia engert

    julia engert

    4 dagen geleden

    Damn what a view

  51. LicoricesMomHere


    4 dagen geleden

    Just subscribed to your channel. Your channel came up "something I may be interested in". Your scenery and wildlife was spectacular! Loved the drone shots as well music choice excellent. Whomever did the editing fantastic job! I had the opportunity to visit the state of Alaska . I enjoyed a one week cruise and one week on land. Saw some Beautiful animals , scenery, blueberries ,flowers etc. It was a trip I will always remember. I also loved drinking the crystal clear water. Your blueberry pie looked scrumptious. You didn't cheap out on the fullest of the I am happy I found your channel ,looking forward to watching more. You have a large subscriber base me subscribing won't make much of a different to you guys but joining your channel.will make a difference to me. Stay safe .

  52. Maria Slibeck

    Maria Slibeck

    4 dagen geleden

    The view!!!!!!!!

  53. my serendipitous journey

    my serendipitous journey

    4 dagen geleden

    I love that the bees are addressed as โ€œThe Girlsโ€ ๐Ÿ The bear was awesome ! Alaska is breathtaking ! So worth the hard work you do to live there.

  54. my serendipitous journey

    my serendipitous journey

    4 dagen geleden

    Omg this place is dog heaven ! You pooches are sooooo happy xxxx

  55. joe craddock

    joe craddock

    4 dagen geleden

    Hard to believe but a little black pepper makes the blueberry filling taste better.

  56. sarah smith

    sarah smith

    4 dagen geleden

    Awwww your cat is the spitting image of mine

  57. Kandice Polut

    Kandice Polut

    4 dagen geleden

    How often do yโ€™all see bears? Iโ€™d love to hear your stories.

  58. Kandice Polut

    Kandice Polut

    4 dagen geleden

    Omg those b rolls of the wildlife and scenery is absolutely stunning! Weโ€™re yโ€™all that close to that grizzly bear?!

  59. koubanator


    4 dagen geleden

    Was wondering when you'd come across a Brown bear to film. Love it.

  60. kebman


    4 dagen geleden

    If you have work like this, you don't need meditation. Your work is your meditation. Your life is your freedom.

  61. Hanna Rae

    Hanna Rae

    4 dagen geleden

    It's mind-blowing to think thousands of years ago some crazy or inventive human figured out how to tame bees, care for them, and then figured out how to harvest the honey.

  62. ynnathebomb


    4 dagen geleden

    iโ€™m salivating right now because of honey and blueberry. ughhh ๐Ÿคค

  63. gary meyers

    gary meyers

    4 dagen geleden

    Torturing me with the pie. hahahaha

  64. gary meyers

    gary meyers

    4 dagen geleden

    So happy for you both, getting to be where you want and doing what you want. You are truly blessed.

  65. Lonni A.

    Lonni A.

    4 dagen geleden

    The quality of these videos is getting to Professional levels. Amazing!

  66. gary meyers

    gary meyers

    4 dagen geleden

    3 guaranteed things about blueberry picking, 1 blue fingers. 2. blue tongue. 3. blue poop. hahahaha

  67. Beth Loynd

    Beth Loynd

    4 dagen geleden

    Just stunning ! Beautiful content. Something for everyone. ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป from FL

  68. thia brabson

    thia brabson

    4 dagen geleden


  69. Wave


    4 dagen geleden

    Are your wild blueberries the same thing as huckleberries?

  70. gallien


    4 dagen geleden

    I predict you guys will hit half a million subscribers by years end. So well deserved!

  71. Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith

    4 dagen geleden

    What type of holster is that you are wearing while collecting Blueberries?

  72. shelli cameron

    shelli cameron

    4 dagen geleden

    Beautiful footage

  73. kathrine kikon

    kathrine kikon

    4 dagen geleden

    Okay I want to visit Alaska โค๏ธ I love watching videos of you guys .

  74. Rusty Hawkins

    Rusty Hawkins

    4 dagen geleden

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  75. DeeRose G

    DeeRose G

    4 dagen geleden


  76. Barbara Carbone

    Barbara Carbone

    4 dagen geleden

    Whoa that pie is awesome!!

  77. Flora Kraus

    Flora Kraus

    5 dagen geleden

    My Mom LOVED picking blueberries and cranberries, I hated it. They would pick and I would set up the day camp and be their cook. We all appreciated each otherโ€™s efforts.

  78. Gingini


    5 dagen geleden

    After your honey harvestโ€ฆThe music and the footage is fing incredible and makes me think I need to take a trip up to Alaska to witness this amazing place. Just wow

  79. Cayanna P

    Cayanna P

    5 dagen geleden

    Awesome video. Beautiful and delicious!

  80. onlyinmissouri


    5 dagen geleden

    You need to go pick again and freeze them!

  81. cheryl coan

    cheryl coan

    5 dagen geleden

    Sweet, sweet, sweet. I can only imagine the taste of those berries. Wild is always the best.

  82. Stephanie Kinnin

    Stephanie Kinnin

    5 dagen geleden

    I love the deep little pan you used! Where would one find that if they wanted to buy one?

  83. Our Simple Life

    Our Simple Life

    5 dagen geleden

    Omg that creek full of the salmon was so incredible!! And Eric saying, you donโ€™t stop berry picking sounded exactly like my hubby saying the same thing about me! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  84. Suzanne Gauthier

    Suzanne Gauthier

    5 dagen geleden

    so jealous x

  85. Scott Dilley

    Scott Dilley

    5 dagen geleden

    I cant wait for 2021 hunting video from you two moose and caribou maby thanks for letting us enjoy your life and time and your great dogs and a hiding cat ha ha ha good luck ๐Ÿ‘

  86. A M

    A M

    5 dagen geleden

    Picking blueberriesโ€ฆ. Once in Maine when I lived there. My first wife Maria Dee (Roberts ) had once picked them as a seasonal job in Maine. The very last time she picked them were for the Kennedy clan ( JFKโ€™s family) because every year someone from the Kennedy compound would come to that particular berry farm to buy them. Itโ€™s a lot of work for sure!

  87. Robert Allen

    Robert Allen

    5 dagen geleden

    I suspect my father was as excited as you two when he got his extractor some 80 years ago....he was a Yankee so of course it had a is a fascinating hobby!

  88. Heavy Metal Homesteading and Primitive Skills

    Heavy Metal Homesteading and Primitive Skills

    5 dagen geleden

    Those berries look really freakin' good...and how do you top that wildlife footage? Amazing...

  89. Louise Charbonneau

    Louise Charbonneau

    5 dagen geleden


  90. A Alexander

    A Alexander

    5 dagen geleden

    Hmmmmm delicious๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’‹

  91. Jordan S.

    Jordan S.

    5 dagen geleden

    Those look so good...

  92. TzeentchLordofChange


    5 dagen geleden

    seeing the progression you guys have made moving and setting up has inspired me. My wife and I finally made the move up to Alaska in june...its been amazing.

  93. Minecrafter


    5 dagen geleden

    You should get the blue berry scoop for when you go picking them :) it pulls them off the bushes and leaves fall through the comb

  94. stelios tsomis

    stelios tsomis

    5 dagen geleden

    ฮฃฮ‘ฮฃ ฮงฮ‘ฮ™ฮกฮŸฮœฮ• ,,,ฮœฮ ฮกฮ‘ฮ’ฮŸ..

  95. lindnova


    5 dagen geleden

    You have very gentle bees. When I go in a hive, even nicely they come out like killer bees this time of year. The last 2 times I had bees getting in my cuffs at my gloves and stinging up my arms. Full on bombing in the head from the bees. I have the same extractor. you don't need the covers, except to keep dirt out when storing mainly or safety(if you have someone who would be stupid and put their hands in there). It was big when I got it a few years ago, but this year I extracted 85 frames and it was a lot of cranking - once most of the honey is out I give it a good pull and let it free wheel at high speed..

  96. mark sibus

    mark sibus

    5 dagen geleden

    Love to hang a large coffee can around my neck with soft string when picking berries....keeps your hands free to pick blueberries, huckleberries, and raspberries!!!

  97. Patricia Margarita Parraga Fernรกndez

    Patricia Margarita Parraga Fernรกndez

    5 dagen geleden


  98. Zet Angulo

    Zet Angulo

    5 dagen geleden

    You look a lot like Sue from "the middle" the series, "Eden Sher" ๐Ÿ˜Š

  99. Tara Kennedy

    Tara Kennedy

    5 dagen geleden

    We binged watched your episodes ALL WEEKEND LONG. From gardening, foraging, fishing, catch & cooks, farm chores & cabin work- what's not to love?! Some of my favorite things to do as well. Your film quality has gone crazy-good!!!! I love the nature breaks, relaxing music- such a joy to watch as well as learn. Afterall, I just canned my first batch of Kokanee after watching you guys can fish. It was a success!!! Thanks guys for all your quality & quantity of epsiodes. Keep up the great work!