|Frame filled with honey and sealed with wax|
|super with frames filled with honey|
|Doug uses a heated knife to trim the wax off of the|
|trimmed frames are placed in a spinner.|
|As Doug turns the handle on the spinner, the centrifugal force pulls the honey|
from the frame. A drain at the bottom of the spinner is opened, and the honey
is then filtered to remove any foreign matter.
|Pure golden honey|
|Obviously, I wasn't the only one observing the extraction process|
|The hives were active and humming|
Want a closer look?
We walked behind the hives, and Doug removed the back panel to check the progress of the hive. From the short time he's had this particular hive, Doug said he was not impressed with the amount of honey inside. The new feature on this hive is that the honey can be extracted directly without spinning.
Seeing the extraction process again was fascinating. Thank you Doug for allowing me to watch you extract the honey and for allowing me to take photos of the process for this post. It was a "sweet" afternoon.
Yes, I came home with some fresh honey, and it is delicious!