A Quick Guide On How To Use A Honey Extractor
The honey super is the part of the beehive where you can get all of the honey. There are around eight to ten frames in each honey super. The worker bees store all the nectar in the honeycomb of a frame. Once the supers are already full of nectar, the beekeepers then take the honey supers from the hives then extracts the honey. Before the beehive gets winterized, all of these steps must be done.
Honey extracting companies use drums that have rotating wire baskets to harvest the honey. All the combs that have been sealed with wax by the bees will be collected by the beekeeper and are put into the basket. The bee keeper will then decide if he or she is going to turn the drum using a motor or will he or she be using only the hands. The process starts by honey flying out of the comb and onto the sides of the drum and then it will slowly drain through the spigot.
If that method was too long for you then best read this article and see how the shorter version of extracting honey is done.
You start by removing the frames.
You will need a piece of certain equipment for removing the frames from the hive to wherever you want to extract the honey. You have to have the right gear on so that you can keep away from the angry bees and their stingers; you need a veil or a helmet, a bee suit and a pair of gloves. Getting all the stuff ready is essential to keep the bee extracting process efficiently fast. You need an empty hive body for each of the super you collect and a sheet of plywood to cover up the empty hive bodies and frame gripper.
You need to take the supers to the area where the honey will be extracted and without the gear, you will not be able to do this. You have to make sure that by removing the frames, you are not irritating the bees or you will have a room full of angry bees.
Before you remove the first frame, make sure that you already have all of the needed equipment on your or next to you. You need to have the right equipment because things will go smoothly if you do so; you don’t want to miss on the wheelbarrow and even your gloves because that will be a huge problem. The thing about the equipment is that it plays a huge part in bee extracting; stings from bees are not good at all and without the protective gear, you will get a lot of them.