It took me four years and a lost count of bee stings, but I finally bottled my first quart of honey! Thought that I would share it with you in pictures!
|I started this hive in 2009 with a nuc of 3000 bees. I estimate that it has close to 30,000 or more now. These gals made the honey!|
|Close up of the comb with capped honey on top and uncapped on the bottom.|
|The stainless steel extractor...it spins the frames, forcing the honey from the combs. The honey collects in the bottom of the tank, flows out the spout, into the pan.|
|View of frames loaded into the extractor.|
|Honey coming out of the spout after spinning, going through a filter and into the pan.|
|Filtering the honey through cheese cloth and into the jar.|
|I set out the extracted combs and the bees cleaned up all that was left!|