A blog originally for keeping track of my hobby of being a Beekeeper which has evolved to include Home Brewing and even more recently to follow me and my families approach to "The Good Life". Eventually I hope to include baking recipes and stories of our flock of chickens also reporting on the success and failure at the allotments.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Spring Honey Extracted

Continued on from my last post, which had no photos, here is the process with photos!

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Steph tending the smoker


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Lots of full frames of honey


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All capped and ready to go


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Using a sharp knife I sliced the cappings off


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My brand new extractor - the plastic protective layer has since been removed


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More cappings sliced off


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The extractor takes 4 frames at a time


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Honey and bits of wax going into a 2 stage strainer


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A part bucket of honey 2 days after extraction, it has set solid!


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The full bucket of honey - again set solid. There's approximately 15 kg in there!

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After vigorously beating and stirring the set part bucket of honey I was able to get it soft enough to put some in jars.