Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    8

    Default a different way to extract honey

    I heard of this idea from a old guy that has bees in his shed on his property.

    To extract honey slowly heat up the entire combs with honey, the wax floats to the top. Then you have honey on the bottom. Take off the wax at the top. Then strain the honey to get out whatever impurities. This seems faster and better then crush and strain.
    What do you guys think?

    amos
    __________________________________________________ ______________________
    And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:29

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Whitsett, NC
    Posts
    491

    Default Re: a different way to extract honey

    I think its always good to look at new ways. That would be a great way to get the honey out of old comb or maybe cappings. But wax melts at around 140 and heating honey to that temp is not good for the honey. Just my thoughts.
    Just some thoughts.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    OKC, OK USA
    Posts
    2,869

    Default Re: a different way to extract honey

    Ski is right on....way too hot for my honey.

  4. #4

    Default Re: a different way to extract honey

    I just did crush and strain for the first time and I was surprised at how easy it was!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Knox County, Ohio
    Posts
    2,694

    Default Re: a different way to extract honey

    My Grandma's brother used to extract honey this way in a cake pan on low heat in the oven.

    The honey darkens from the heat, and the temperatures start hurting enzymes.

    What you end up with is melter honey - baking grade honey. It's not what is normally accepted as table grade honey. It is still sweet and great for using in baking though.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads