Harvesting the Honey

Saturday, May 7, 2011 – Harvesting the Honey

This morning we are going to experience the task of honey collection.    Djura has a bee hive in the back yard, and he is going to demonstrate the technique of collecting the honey.  The process involves settling the bees with smoke so you can remove the trays of honeycombs.  Then opening the surface of the wax and spinning the honey out of the combs.  The honey is then heated and filtered for the table.  It was fascinating and I really enjoyed watching.  Djura only got stung twice! 

See the process live! on this YouTube video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUzZspLad-U

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