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House Bee
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Location: Mornington Peninsula, Australia

« on: February 16, 2010, 07:18:39 PM »

Well, we pulled out the 8 ideal frames at weekend and started getting ready for extraction.

I built an extractor and started the steep learning curve of honey extraction. No pics of my extractor in action... Sad Next time.

First lesson i learned was "slower is better" or your frame will blow out and your comb and honey will be stuck to the wall of your extractor.

Second lesson i learned was get all of your containers and stuff ready before you start.

Third lesson, if you shed is near your hive keep the windows closed or lots of bees will come in search of honey.

Fourth, not everything is enhanced in equal amounts by consumption of beer. Some activities require less beer; eg driving and extracting honey.

Fifth, half a dozen kids in your shed going through the pile of broken comb leads to honey all over your shed.

Sixth, bee keeping is awesome fun, a great fascination and you are well rewarded with loads of amazing honey.

Some pics for your enjoyment  grin

1. Wife scored a great bucket and strainer...

2. Honey straining.

3. Honey in big tub.

4. Honey jarred and labelled (Kids names and product name)

House Bee
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Location: Napoleons Victoria

« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 09:37:54 PM »

I wnt to do this also in the near future. grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 09:54:26 PM »

Took my first honey last weekend. Makes you feel all warm and stickey!
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