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Offline antaro

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Winter Honey Harvest Help
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:58:52 AM »
I have a few gallons of honey that I am now just getting around to harvesting from pushing my bees down into the deeps a couple months ago.
Utilizing crush and strain through a bucket system, but now that it is cold, the honey will not flow.

Buckets are in the house and I even placed them in front of the heater, but I can't get the honey to separate from the wax.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 04:31:25 AM »
You must keep the house pretty chilly!  How about a larger mesh strainer for the first go 'round, then filter finer for jarring? First round gets the bulk of the wax out, then clean the small particulates out....???  It's all relative to your temps IMO, though I am new and could be wrong!!  Honey will flow if it is warm enough! 

Offline edward

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 05:17:11 AM »
Put it in a small space/room/closet with a heater and warm to hive temperature, ca 40oC the honey will liquefy again, warm it slowly and not over 40oC beecause you will loose the natural benefits of the honey.

mvh edward  :-P

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 08:10:17 PM »
Put some more wood on the fire. 

Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 09:57:10 AM »
What a bout a heat lamp or electric pipe tape to wrap around your bucket?

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 10:08:19 AM »
waterbed heating pad wrapped around the top bucket

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Re: Winter Honey Harvest Help
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 02:18:06 PM »
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sell as prehandled comb honey.

I tried some tricks a year ago. I did not find any.

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