This gallery shows the process of extracting honey from a hive. Though these beekeepers are just the beginners they managed to extract 70kg of honey this year being stung only twice.
Only at first sight their work seems to be easy: checking beehives in a protective suit …
In fact they have to know very much.
They always need a lot of such frames: bees swarm and it’s necessary to catch them and put in a new hive, and hives fill up very quickly.
On the frames they span a wire and fasten unrefined beeswax.
Sometimes they make “two-storied” hives.
This frame has become too small for the bees, they have built honeycomb beyond it.
Young bees use all their strength to gnaw through “the lid” of the honeycomb. Several days they are fed by other bees and when they become strong enough they fully come out.
They cut off comb capping – mixture of honey, wax and bee ferments – this substance is valued about 10 times higher than honey itself! They affirm it to be very useful for cold treatment.
The guys are near a honey extractor. On the table are knives for comb capping.
The desired moment – honey is flowing on the filter.
And this is “honey lava” inside of a honey extractor.