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Offline TwoHoneys

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Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« on: April 28, 2012, 02:47:43 PM »
I've collected a lot of uncapped honey from a couple of cut outs. How do you extract that honey from the comb (I'm tempted to simply crush and strain it)? And, since it's uncapped, how shall I store it until I feed it back to the bees?

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 03:01:51 PM »
You are a lucky person, I have not collect much of any honey from cut outs this year.  Crush and strain is the best way to do it as far as I know.
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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 03:04:36 PM »
Better freeze it since it was uncapped. It may ferment if you don't.

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 03:11:50 PM »
Don't forget about open feeding.   Let the bees rob it out of the comb.   Works for me.

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »
as said crush and strain  i would feed it right back to the cut out hives to give them stores to work with

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 06:24:09 PM »
i usually pitch the comb out on a tarp and let the bees clean it up.  then i melt the wax for me.
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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 06:52:09 PM »
i usually pitch the comb out on a tarp and let the bees clean it up.  then i melt the wax for me.

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 10:06:46 PM »
Okay...it's open feeding on the tarps (and the wax for me).

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 10:37:45 AM »
I don't like the chaos of open feeding. When we feed honey back it's usually to the colony that we have taken it from so there is no chance of spreading any disease. I just like being cautious.
I pull the outer cover, add a super above the inner cover, and place the combs on paper plates around the hole in the inner cover. If there is capped honey, we scratch the cappings so they will remove it. Then all the wax and left over comb go into the wax melter.

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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 11:11:37 AM »
I got seven gallons from capped honey from a cut out that I did this week. I ran it through a wax melter to separate the wax from the honey. I then filtered the honey.


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Re: Lots of uncapped honey from cut outs
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »
I got seven gallons from capped honey from a cut out that I did this week. I ran it through a wax melter to separate the wax from the honey. I then filtered the honey.


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