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July 19, 2009

Honey Extraction Day!

The frames we took out of the hives yesterday; we left them indoors overnight so the honey dehydrates, just a little. We took a total of 6 frames from each hive (2).



The first golden beauty!


Uncapping the wax with the heated uncapping knife.


Dave gives the first 3 frames a whirl!



The honey flows!



The final product! Nearly 6 gallons of honey and a half pund or so of wax to work with.



The clean up crew~the bees reclaim every bit of honey and wax we did not take.







3 comments:

  1. Those pictures are just amazing. Do you "suit up" when you rob the hives?

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  2. Oh, yes!! I am a chicken when it comes to exposing anything to the bees, especially when we are robbing them! Dave got stung once, through his jeans.

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