Harvesting the Honey

We were advised to harvest honey from the two shallow boxes that we received on November third. This time we decided to perform the extraction in house to avoid the cold and wet and other bees. So, we set up the extractor down in the basement. Below we see the initial work area, the opening of the cells with a hot knife, and the centrifical extraction aided by a drill.

We then moved upstairs into the kitchen to perform a two step filtering process – first through a metal sieve and then through cheesecloth. Finally, the delicious, organic product of our wonderful bee friends is poured into jars. We are slowly perfecting our techniques with each extraction and look forward to the coming spring and summer harvest.

in the kitchen with honey