My Pap kept bees. Unfortunately, he died before I was born, so I never got to meet him personally, or learn anything about beekeeping through him. What got me interested in beekeeping was the stories my dad told me about my Pap.
I don't have hives, as I didn't start my reading until too late this year. I've been reading and researching relentlessly, getting prepared for next year, though. My 9 year old daughter is interested and would like to get a hive, too.
Anyhow, reading the forums this morning, I saw several mentions of 'crush and strain'. I know from talking to my dad that my Pap did it this way.
What is the logic in crush and strain? It seems that would be counterproductive.
How long have extractors been in use?
Have a great day!