Monday, 15 February 2016

Summer honey harvest

At the end of January we harvested 6 full-sized frames of honey from our backyard hive.  Not as much as last year, but hey, once we make sure we leave enough honey for the bees, we're happy with whatever excess we get.

Here's the result:

 And here's the crushed, sticky comb that's left over after all the honey has drained through:

We'll turn that into clean wax.  As you can see the comb was pretty dark and it didn't crush all that easily we may have to try this technique to separate out the wax, rather than the more simple oven method described here. The final step will be to purify the wax using the solar method, as described here.

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