6 From a Beehive to a Store Counter

From a Beehive to a Store Counter

Posted on July 4, 2012 by team


Honey is our best friend when we catch cold. Let’s trace its way from bee hives to stores.

Beehive on the amateur apiary

Bees are collecting honey dew and pollen.

To visit the bees we need a smoker – it’s the main tool of beekeepers (its fuel is ordinary rotten wood).

We remove the cover but we are still protected from the bees by an obstructive plate.

The plate must be carefully removed. We smoke the bees in order they take honey in goitres, become heavier and less aggressive.

Then we take a honey frame out.

Carefully sweep the bees back to the hive with some brush.

A chisel will help to do the same with other frames.

Full frames are replaced by the empty ones, the harvest season is not over.

Full frames are put into a special box.

Every frame is heavy as 2 kg.

Then they are transported for pumping. Now the honey is closed by wax covers – the bees use them for honey storage.

We a heated knife we cut off the covers.

Ready!

Wax and honey mixture – also very useful for a stomach.

A clean frame is inserted into a honey extractor.

The Soviet extractor is big enough for 8 frames.

Centrifugal force makes honey out of the cells. It flows down into a special capacity.

Colation to get rid of wax.

Filling the cans

Some aftermath…

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6 Responses to “From a Beehive to a Store Counter”

  1. Rafe says:

    Beautiful!

  2. ZenKa says:

    YUMMY

  3. p51d007 says:

    Local RAW honey is one of the best things you can take to cut down the symptoms of “hay fever” also. Tablespoon a day and then about 7-10 days, you’ll start to see a huge improvement.

    • Mike Talino says:

      Thats’good!
      We are making a honey drink with half gallon water, 5—6 tbsp honey, green tea and some Siberian eleuthero extract — keeps you going for the whole day.

    • 4mr1c4n says:

      There is no evidence to support the idea that eating raw honey will alleviate allergies. Any benefit you experienced is due to the placebo effect.

  4. George says:

    That’s a pretty cool post. The hive reminds me of Masha & the bear Lol

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