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Advantage Of Using A Honey Extractor

You can collect all of the honey from a beehive at the honey super; this is the part of the beehive where most of the honey is stored. The number count of frames in the honey super ranges from eight to ten. Worker bees are the bees that store all the nectar into one of these honeycombs. After the supers are full with nectar, the beekeepers then work by taking the full honey supers from the hive and extracts the honey. All of this takes place just before winterizing the beehive,

Honey extracting companies use drums that have rotating wire baskets to harvest the honey. All of the combs that the beekeeper has already uncapped are put in the drum right in the wired basket. Turning the basket is either done manually or with the help of a motor; the beekeeper will decide. The process starts by honey flying out of the comb and onto the sides of the drum and then it will slowly drain through the spigot.

If that was too long for you then try the shorter version of how to extract honey.

The first step is removing the frames.

If you plan on extracting honey from the beehive, make sure you have the right equipment to do so. You are going to need a helmet or a veil to protect your head from stings, bee suit for protecting your body and gloves for the hands. Getting all the stuff ready is essential to keep the bee extracting process efficiently fast. You need an empty hive body for each of the super you collect and a sheet of plywood to cover up the empty hive bodies and frame gripper.

You need all of the equipment before you can take the super and put it in the area where the honey extracting is going to take place. You have to make sure that by removing the frames, you are not irritating the bees or you will have a room full of angry bees.

If you are a smart beekeeper then you should have all of the needed equipment ready before you remove the first frame. Not having even one of the needed equipment is going to put you in a bad spot; everything has to be there so that everything will fall right into the plan. The thing about the equipment is that it plays a huge part in bee extracting; stings from bees are not good at all and without the protective gear, you will get a lot of them.

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