550. Scattered Fruit

In an introductory note to this chapter, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch writes that most Jews are already familiar with the prohibited labors of Shabbos and that he is only addressing common situations with which people may not be familiar. Clearly, the laws of Shabbos constitute an area requiring much greater study than this email alone will allow.

80:9 One may not remove the honey attached to a beehive on Shabbos. Similarly, it is prohibited to crush a honeycomb even if it was removed from the hive before Shabbos. If one didn’t crush the honeycomb before Shabbos, then the honey that may flow from it may not be used on Shabbos. Honey that flows from the actual hive, however, may be used.

80:10 Fruit that got scattered in one area of a house or a yard may be gathered (even into a basket – OC 335:5). If they are scattered over a large area so that gathering them is a lot of work, then they may not be gathered in a basket. In such a case, one should pick them up and eat them. (One need not necessarily eat them, he just can’t collect them in a basket – Bi’ur Halacha 335:5 s.v. echad heina.)