This week, I harvested a little over four gallons of honey and realized we have not talked honeybees in a long time. Today I will walk you through my honey extraction process.

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  • Found poke in my bean patch so we had it with eggs
  • Beans are coming on – seeding more in the garlic patch
  • First ripe tomatoes!
  • Cucumber plants are blooming
  • Finishing out the beet crop for the year – may try again in the fall

Main topic of the Show: Extracting Honey

  • 2 person process
  • How much to extract
  • Choosing frames/Spacing frames
  • Queen Excluders are Awesome
  • Storing in an ant free environment
  • Tools I use for extraction – the roller to remove caps, the centrifuge
  • Other ways I have done this in the past
  • Filtering and Jarring
  • Storing
  • Keeping the wax

It is not hard, but it is dangerous as I have illustrated this week with my bee sting incident. I could have avoided it by waiting a bit longer before processing but I was being efficient. How about you other beekeepers out there? What do you do to process your honey?

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