Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Honey processing

I still have 5 medium supers to extract. I have about 12 gallons of honey so far.


 You can see two different types of honey in the picture above.



6 comments:

  1. What do you do with all the cappings?

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  2. I am feeding them back to the bees right now. After they are done, I will melt them down into a wax block. After a few more years, I will have enough to start making candles and balms/salves.

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  3. wow - impressive! how many hives? italians?

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  4. I was able to pull honey from 5 hives. The rest were used as splits to get me up to 15 hives and to sell nucs from.

    The best was a carni x Russian cross. Got 5 supers. The only problem is that they are super mean compared to Italians or regular carniolians.

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  5. Jared, can you recommend a book on how to process the beeswax? I am interested in using the beeswax in my body product but have no clue where to begin.

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  6. I really have not gotten to that point. As far as processing I use a double boiler system (a pot with the wax in it inside a pot with boiling water to melt it). After I get the wax blocks, I have been just saving them. I have 4 so far.

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