January 31st, 2011
The Art of Extracting Honey
Posted by Sharkey
Well, we finally got around to extracting the honey from the beehives. Carlos seemed to bee a bit frazzled, so I offered to be of assistance. The whole process is rather time consuming. The honey tastes really, really good – very herbal and light. Thank you honeybees for providing again.
1 Carlos, I see you're getting ready to extract the honey from these bee hives.
2 It looks like you have your work cut out for you. Perhaps I can be of assistance.
3 Isn't it just amazing how the honeybees make all of this honey? Everything is so neat and orderly.
4 So, Carlos, you've uncapped the frames with your special tool and loaded them into the extractor. When it spins, the centrifugal force will make the honey flow out of the comb.
5 Allow me to begin spinning!
6 Ohhh --- Just hearing it whirl makes me dizzy!
7 OK - Now that the spinning is done, let's have a look at our yield. Pretty nice!
8 Now we fill all of the sterilized jars with this amazing nectar.
9 Fernando, be sure to cap them tightly. We don't want to loose one drop.
10 Laura, I can help you put on the tops.
11 I know the drill - hold down the seal.....
12 And screw on the ring. Although, amazing honey never seems to spoil! The bees have preserved it for us!
13 See, Martha, I really was a big help!
14 And just look at all the beautiful and delicious honey we bottled for you! Thank you, honeybees!
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