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greengage
07-09-2015, 01:22 AM
I read the interesting post on C. Miller (1831 - 1920), Im curious what tools would he have used and how would he have removed honey back then.

Little-John
07-10-2015, 07:58 AM
For me, the name Miller is synonymous with section honey - it was very much 'his thing', and he writes extensively about this method of marketing honey.

However, in "50 Years", he does write: "If comb honey becomes granulated or watery, I know of no way to restore it. If for home use, or if one happens to have a market where extracted honey sells for a good price, the sections may be put in stone crocks slowly melted, being sure it is not overheated, and then when cool, the cake of wax may he lifted off the honey."

It would appear that passive extraction (i.e. the gravitational draining of combs) would have been an alternative method, back in those days, as well as radial extraction of course. Good info can be found at:
http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/history4.htm

LJ