Some of you were curious about the honey process

william-snekspeare:

Well, I’m here to show you what these wonderful little ladies make, and how us humans collect the extra.

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Some Vocabulary:

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This is a Langstroth beehive. Those boxes in it are called “Supers”. Supers hold 10 frames each. Frames look like this.

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I’m here to teach you about honey extraction from this particular kind of hive, and when you only have like 5 or 6.

The Process:

First, we start with the frame of honey.

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Notice anything? The bees have “capped” this honey with beeswax so it can keep for the winter! (or beekeep heheh)

So what you wanna do is cut those bad boys off with ya Hot Knife.

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(Or you can just scrape them off with a fork. Or poke holes in them. Dealer’s choice, man.)

Next, you put your uncapped frames in the Crazy Spin Cylinder. (The Extractor)

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And YA CRANK IT

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And the honey sp i n s

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Honey GO

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H O N  E  Y

The frames are spun at such a high speed that the honey is pulled right out!

Next, you open the spigot at the bottom, run it through a strainer…

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Pour it in a jar…

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and VOILA!

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Beautiful Bee Nectar that you got yaself! This has been a PSA

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