Extracting honey the low-tech way

When Roger bought two colonies of bees over from Leeds to Wales we hadn’t quite anticipated them taking badly to the Welsh weather, but they did. Apparently moist and mild winters are the worst things for bees, and last winter was fucking “moist”. So we lost the colonies. Fortunately, there’s a man who breeds queens in Capel Bangor (there’s something I love about the phrase “a man who breeds queens in Capel Bangor“) so we bought a new colony and started again. This year’s honey crop is not as big as we’d hoped, therefore – we only really started this spring. It wasn’t worth borrowing the extractor from the beekeeping association, and we did all the extraction the old fashioned way. This video should explain:

(Last year’s honey extraction post has a video of a more mechanical means)

Our honey is on a par with platinum, if you work out cost per gram.

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