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Honey Extractors – How To Use One

You can collect all of the honey from a beehive at the honey super; this is the part of the beehive where most of the honey is stored. There are around eight to ten frames in each honey super. You all know that worker bees do all the work where they store in nectar in the honeycomb frame. Once the supers are already full of nectar, the beekeepers then take the honey supers from the hives then extracts the honey. All of this takes place just before winterizing the beehive,

Honey extractors consist of drums that will have a rotating wire basket; this helps with the honey harvesting process. The combs that already have been sealed by the bees with their own wax will go into the basket. Turning the basket is either done manually or with the help of a motor; the beekeeper will decide. The honey will then fly out of the comb and onto the drum where it will slowly drain through the spigot.

If that was too long for you then try the shorter version of how to extract honey.

You start by removing the frames.

If you plan on extracting honey from the beehive, make sure you have the right equipment to do so. You need the right protective gear on before you walk up to a swarm of bees; you need protecting headgear, a hat or veil plus bee suit and gloves. You are going to need a smoker plus a hive tool, a hammer plus trash bags and a wheelbarrow. You have to make sure you have all you need before you start extracting the honey from the beehive; make sure to have plywood to cover all empty hive bodies and frame gripper.

You need to take the supers to the area where the honey will be extracted and without the gear, you will not be able to do this. You need to make sure that you take all the frames without irritating the bees; this is how you can avoid stings and getting a honey room full of bees.

If you are a smart beekeeper then you should have all of the needed equipment ready before you remove the first frame. You need to have the right equipment because things will go smoothly if you do so; you don’t want to miss on the wheelbarrow and even your gloves because that will be a huge problem. You have to consider getting all the right equipment because that will make the process a lot more bearable plus you need those tools to move everything without getting stung by bees or messing up the process and wasting honey in the process.

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