Harvesting Honey Soon - Looking for input
Based on honey production, I believe I will be harvesting at the end of the month. Looking for some input on equipment.
I have noticed there are so many options for extraction, uncapping, straining etc.
What do I absolutely need?
I will probably build my own extractor since I have the tools to do so. Believe I can build one for less than $100. Can pickup a food grade 55 gallon barrel for $30 locally.
So, from here I am thinking
1. Uncapper. Electric or Not?
3. Bottling bucket?
What am I missing? In regards to getting the bees off the honey frames. Read some use leaf blowers aimed towards the hive. Assuming this is ok and if done properly won't harm the bees or the honey.
Zone 9B - First Hive April 17, 2014