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  1. #1
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    Default Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive

    This is Part 2 depicting how the honey is strained and bottled and shared with others.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q35ZENJa1iQ I recommend watching Episode-106- Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive Ė Part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeqCu...feature=relmfu

    This is the most exciting time I had putting a video together for you to watch. Itís the Honey Harvest! This is part 1 of a two part video that shows the super and 8 medium frames of honey that I took from honeybee hive A. This colony of Russian honey bees was installed in April 2011 and after 14 months of management, perseverance and patience there is honey for me to harvest for friends and family. Itís not about stealing from the bees but more about carefully observing and interacting with nature in order to help propagate the honeybee in my community and get them to thrive to the point where they have produced enough honey for human consumption.
    I have taken the advice of Rusty of HoneyBeeSuite.com and Michael Bush of Bushfarms.com/bees to be a non-intrusive manager of honeybees. My bees are not medicated with artificial medicines to protect from the variety of diseases and pests in nature. Thus, the honey they have produced is not medicated. Itís a wonderful experience and the taste is one of the most special things in this world.
    Watch how I cut out the honey from the frames and crush the cobs full of honey before placing them in the special straining bucket. Part 2 will depict how the honey is strained and bottled and shared with others. Stay tuned.
    Special thanks goes to Lindaís Bees for showing me how easy it is to harvest honey with little cost.

    Linda the beekeeper crush and strain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we28O...layer_embedded

    Crush and strain system from BrushMountainBeeFarm.com
    How to manage honey bees by my favorite advisers

    Rusty and www.HoneyBeeSuite.com
    Michael Bush and www.BushFarms.com/bees Ė The Practical Beekeeper

    Tony Teolis of http://todolisthome.com

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    Default Re: Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive

    Save yourself and your bees allot of work and get an extractor.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

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    Default Re: Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive

    Hi, I know I should get an extracor BUT If that isn't feasable at this time, Is there any way to harvest honey WITHOUT crushing the comb? If I uncap it on the frame, can I just let it sit upside down and drain? OR??? Thank you I really need some advice, I want to get some honey but I only have one super so I can't justify/afford the purchase of an extractor at this time and since my club will only lend out if you volunteer, which I can't, I am stuck. Thank you again! P

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    Default Re: Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive

    Would be a long wait for that honey to dribble out.... If you kept them fairly warm, you could probably get a fair amount in a day or two of letting it run, but there would still be a lot left in the comb.

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    Default Re: Honey Harvest And How To Get Honey From A Bee Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by pamelissalan View Post
    I can't justify/afford the purchase of an extractor at this time and since my club will only lend out if you volunteer, which I can't...
    Have you talked to them, suggesting any alternatives? What if you planned a meeting? Or did a demonstration at a meeting? Maybe instead of donating time, you could make a monetary donation (i.e. a rental fee). Maybe someone in the club can loan you their extractor, or invite you over to extract. Be Creative.

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