Sunday, 20 June 2010

Extracting Honey - Photos

Our first honey...

Capped frames:

De capping:

Frames in extractor and spun to release the honey:

Empty frames:

Finally filtered:

Every last drop:

Honey !


Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Wow looks great. Thanks for sharing the photos - I wasn't quite sure what the process involved!
I bet it tastes absolutely delicious.

Anonymous said...

looks lovely :)

what happens to the wax?

Sandra said...

The empty frames will be put back into the hive, the bees will clean, repair and re use them.

The cappings will go on top of the crown board, the bees will take the remaining honey from it and the clean wax will be used for candles.

A Green and Rosie Life said...

I'd love to have bees but I just do not have the time at the moment for more animals :-( . Are they easy to keep?

Sandra said...

I think so, my sons, so his responsibility. They only need checking once a week at this time of the year, less at other times.We have had a few problems with the queens so not as straight forward as it should/could be. I'm only just learning..would like a hive of my own :)

When I have muscovies maybe you'll have bees :)

Anonymous said...

my dad keeps bees - so kinda easier to smile at him and accept gift honey!

will be great to see your own candles!

Sandra said...

I find the whole' bee thing' fascinating I am going to start reading up on top bar hives as a different way of keeping them.

Poppy said...

I am jealous :)

I have been looking at beeing keeping courses with a friend but it is finding the time at this time of year

Sandra said...

They are my sons I am still learning but one day hope to have my own. :) as you say there is always seems so much else to do.