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Author Topic: 1st time extracting honey and what I learned  (Read 910 times)
LoriMNnice
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« on: September 09, 2012, 08:27:01 PM »

1. Have jars washed and dried before you begin.
2. If you have small children to young to help give them something new to keep them busy i.e. new movie etc.
3. If someone in your house does not like bees extract honey while they are gone(my husband was on a fishing trip)
4. Bees will get in the house.
5. If you have long hair put it in a pony tail.
6. Buy more then one bucket
7. Use rubber bands to put around paint strainers
8. Serated knives work well for uncapping i.e. long bread knife/ ginsu knife
9. Buy an uncapping fork there are places the knife won't work, but in a pinch a table fork works
10. Rubber spatulas are your friend have several, short, long, big, small
11. No matter how far away you put equipment the bees will find it
12. Just because your extractor can go super fast doesn't mean you should make it go super fast
13. You will still find sticky spots days later after you extract even though you thought you wiped down everything especialy door knobs.
14. If you have a colony of feral cats that you feed, feed them before extracting your honey as they get in the way of you going in and out of the house and scramble around your feet because they see you carrying something and think it is food and trip you.
15. Never spit while wearing a veil!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 08:30:33 PM »

You can spit while wearing a veil.   You just have to practice a lot to get good at it.    grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 08:39:07 PM »

15 was my favorite as well. I extracted for the first time about three weeks ago so many more the items you posted rang home.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 09:11:54 PM »

Lori the bees aren't that bad in the spring, did my last extracting the end of July, they were everywhere.  I don't do it in the house, got a big building behind the house.  It only has a small window in the personal door, has double sliding doors at each end.  When the bees get to coming you just about close the doors and use a small light, they don't seem to like the dark.  I didn't know how much honey I would have so far first extracting I got 7 or 8  5 gal buckets(4 shallow supers).  Yeap had plenty.  You got some pretty honey.  Good luck with your bees.


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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 09:38:18 PM »

 Yep, all of us tobacco chewers have learned about # 15, but I still forget once in a while.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 09:43:35 PM »

Thanks for the advise and the laughs.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 09:02:07 AM »

Yep, all of us tobacco chewers have learned about # 15, but I still forget once in a while.

Ive got little dried Copenhagen grains stuck to the inside of mine LoL

If you do have to spit, you can eventually blow the rest of it through.  lau
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 09:28:05 AM »

Try SNUS and #15 doesn't apply anymore.  grin

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 06:04:05 PM »

Too funny Lori. Thanks for the smile!
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