Harvesting a Ton of Rhode Island Honey

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You will remember that we’ve got an area in RI where we now have two wheeled on the roofing.  After we returned that spring I’d expected the two to be lifeless, predicated upon the federal stats on dead-outs following this winter.  And these bees needed to bargain with both Sandy along with also a cold and long winter along with large mite infestations.

But I was happy to find among these knots still kicking after we moved to start the home in May.  I pulled an excess honey on it, and let them do that thing.  In July we picked their bounty.


We did exactly the beat and strain procedure about the honey crop, basically scratching all of the wax and honey off the plastic base, to a 5-gallon bucket.


After bringing this particular bucket through the toilet window, it, just for pleasure:

 
 that’s consistent with our baseline comprehension of honey economics:  60 pounds equal gallons.

This is the rig we had to originally breed the wax out of the honey.  It’s a next 5-gallon bucket using 1/4 inch holes drilled into it….about 100 holes.


Plus it strained to a bigger vessel with the majority of the wax left.

To breed out the equilibrium of this wax, and we procured from a local paint shop a 5-gallon paint strainer, and taped it into the rim using a sterile, 5-gallon bucket.


And, run the almost clean honey throughout the strainer:

….where we’re left with a spoonful of p… Read More

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