Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall Extraction, Part II

At the kitchen, Joe Z., demonstrated how to uncap with several different knives.

One of our students, Roberta, tests Joe's description of the knives.

In the second video, note that Joe points out that up to 10% of the honey can be in the capings, which is why you want to collect those and harvest that honey as well.

Steve had been kind enough to lend us his automatic extractor (though there are plans in the works for a bike powered extractor). The honey runs out from the uncapped centrifugal force as the frames spin.

The honey flows out of the extractor through a spout on the side near the bottom. The honey is strained, but not filtered.

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