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    Have not been having good luck on selling my comb honey. I would like to know how the best way to extract the honey out of the comb?

    Dave
    David K Cook

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    Most people don't have problems getting rid of it... what kind did you do? Cut? Ross rounds?
    Central IL... where there are more hogs than people and more soybeans than hogs and people put together.

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    Take the comb honey to the retirment home or the retirment village or the VFW hall or the community center and I bet you'll find some buyers. It's the old people who miss that.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I've had trouble here, but I don't mind eating it, and I don't produce much. The older folks I've talked to about it remember it on the table, but prefer extracted honey, to the point of outright refusing a free Round.

    I got the impression that they associated comb honey with a lifestyle (farming in the 30's and 40's) that they had left behind and didn't miss.

    This is from talking to fewer than a half-dozen people, and I'm keeping my ears open for a market, since it's a lot less work than extracting

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    I agree.. more of the older folk tend to like the comb honey. Thats all my gramps talks about!!

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    I'm asking how to extract, not all this other B.S.
    David K Cook

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    SQUISH IT, use 1/4" hardware cloth and force the comb thru it with a 2x4, strain it thru a fine screen and it should be good to go, I use that tecnique with comb from ferial hives that I extract. The other people were just trying to give you an alternitive to your problem, be cool and at least thank them for the attempt and suggestions. Or at least read "How to Make Friends and Influence People".
    \"ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN DRIED UP<br />THE LAST TREE BEEN CUT DOWN<br />THE LAST WILD FISH CAUGHT<br />WILL MAN REALIZE YOU CAN\'T EAT MONEY\"<br />GHANDI (?)

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    &gt; I'm asking how to extract, not all this other B.S.

    OK, then your options are limited to:

    a) Crush the comb in a strainer, and let the
    honey drip out.

    b) Sell it to someone on this BBS, and use
    the money to buy some extracted honey.
    (You should be able to get more honey
    that way, as comb honey of decent quality
    always sells for more than extracted.)

    c) Yell at it until the heat of your rage
    about "all this BS" melts the wax,
    then skim the wax off the honey, and
    bottle. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Option C) seems the least labor intensive......

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    Jim, Thanks fot your reply after the day I had I was in need of a good laugh. Dan

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    THANK YOU.

    DAVE
    David K Cook

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    I love you guys. You make life worth living. I needed a good laugh.
    Central IL... where there are more hogs than people and more soybeans than hogs and people put together.

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    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    sit on it and let some of that hot air out and let it run thru a screen

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