Honey extracting equipment
Here is the little photo story about how to extract honey from the honeycomb with honey extracting equipment.
Do not forget to put on protective clothing.
Really need to know and do a lot.
You should have many framework: the first, the bees swarm and they should be caught and transplanted to a new hive, and the second, the framework must be replaced as they are filled with honey.
There is stretched thin wire in the frame, which fix wax.
Each frame holds one plate.
It is secured with a special device – spot on the handle, which is kept in boiling water. Wax is placed under the wire, the hot spot goes to the wire and sticks wax, melting it.
Some hives have another floor. Insert there new frames.
Not all frames can be taken away. It is normal if a third and more cells are sealed, honey is ready. Some frameworks should be immediately returned to the hive.
Framework is not enough for these bees. They have built cells beyond.
Sometimes you can see how the young bees get out of the cells. At first they only gnaw “cap” of cells. A few days they are fed by other bees, and then they come out fully, gained strength.
The cut is called “zabrus“. It is a mixture of honey, wax and bee enzymes. It is very valuable stuff. It is valued ten times more than honey. It helps with colds in the winter.
Framework should be rotated properly. At first, it should be not fast, then – in full force. After turn them over 180 degrees.
In the foreground – there are knives for zabrus. In the background – there are the beekeepers and extractor.
And here it is – the coveted moment. The tap is opened and honey is flowing to the filter.
It looks like “Honey lava” inside the extractor.