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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What’s Up in the Garden
- 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
- 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?
Make it a great week!
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