Extracting Honey From A Beehive

Introduction

This film will show you how to perform a honey extraction. The honey is ready to be harvested when at least 80% of the comb of the super is capped. Only capped cells should be harvested since these are the only ones that contain pure honey. 24 hours before gathering the super combs for harvest, replace the queen excluder for the bee excluder. This will force the bees out of the honey supers and into the brood box, leaving the super frames free of bees allowing for easy removal. Remove the super frames early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, and store them in sealed plastic bags well out of sight and smell of the bees.

Step 1

<h3>Step 1</h3><p>This film will show you how to perform a honey extraction.To do this, you will need:
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<li>A honey Extractor.</li>
<li>Two strainers, one with a 2mm mesh, and another with an 0.5mm mesh.</li>
<li>An uncapping knife.</li>
<li>An uncapping tank.</li>
<li>An uncapping fork.</li>
<li>A bucket.</li>
<li>And a bottling bucket.</li>
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What You Will Need

This film will show you how to perform a honey extraction.To do this, you will need:

  • A honey Extractor.
  • Two strainers, one with a 2mm mesh, and another with an 0.5mm mesh.
  • An uncapping knife.
  • An uncapping tank.
  • An uncapping fork.
  • A bucket.
  • And a bottling bucket.

Step 2

<h3>Step 2</h3><p>The honey is ready to be harvested when at least 80% of the comb of the super is capped. Only capped cells should be harvested since these are the only ones that contain pure honey.</p></div>

When The Honey Is Ready

The honey is ready to be harvested when at least 80% of the comb of the super is capped. Only capped cells should be harvested since these are the only ones that contain pure honey.

Step 3

<h3>Step 3</h3><p>24 hours before gathering the super combs for harvest, replace the queen excluder for the bee excluder. This will force the bees out of the honey supers and into the brood box, leaving the super frames free of bees allowing for easy removal.</p></div>

Clearing The Bees

24 hours before gathering the super combs for harvest, replace the queen excluder for the bee excluder. This will force the bees out of the honey supers and into the brood box, leaving the super frames free of bees allowing for easy removal.

Step 4

<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Remove the super frames early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, and store them in sealed plastic bags well out of sight and smell of the bees.</p></div>

When To Take The Supers

Remove the super frames early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, and store them in sealed plastic bags well out of sight and smell of the bees.

Step 5

<h3>Step 5</h3><p>Use a knife to remove the wax capings that cover the honey cells. keep the comb in a vertical position and slice the wax upwards, starting from the bottom and moving up.
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Use the uncapping fork to uncap the bess that were not uncapped by the knife.</p></div>

Uncapping The Comb

Use a knife to remove the wax capings that cover the honey cells. keep the comb in a vertical position and slice the wax upwards, starting from the bottom and moving up.

Use the uncapping fork to uncap the bess that were not uncapped by the knife.

Step 6

<h3>Step 6</h3><p>Place the uncapped super combs inside the honey extractor. For a full extraction, spin the extractor 50 turns clockwise and 40 turns anticlockwise.</p></div>

Extracting The honey

Place the uncapped super combs inside the honey extractor. For a full extraction, spin the extractor 50 turns clockwise and 40 turns anticlockwise.

Step 7

<h3>Step 7</h3><p>Place the bucked underneath the extractor valve and collect the harvested honey. remember to place both strainers on top of the bucket to gather impurities.
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Cover the bottling bucket with a cloth and leave to settle for 1-2 days before bottling.</p></div>

Removing Impurities

Place the bucked underneath the extractor valve and collect the harvested honey. remember to place both strainers on top of the bucket to gather impurities.

Cover the bottling bucket with a cloth and leave to settle for 1-2 days before bottling.

Step 8

<h3>Step 8</h3><p>Remember to store your honey well away from the bees, as they will be attracted by the smell.</p></div>

Storing The Honey

Remember to store your honey well away from the bees, as they will be attracted by the smell.