A colony of africanized bees took up residence in a junked TV set in the backyard of a neighbor, and I waited months for the weather to cool and also borrowed another neighbors bee suit in order to destroy the hive.
Which I did today. Drug the TV set out of the neighbor's yard and into the drainage ditch behind his house, with the intention of burning the TV and the bees. But it was SO HEAVY. I wondered if there was any honey in it.
So I broke out my tools, removed the back of the TV set and discovered about 5 gallons of honey inside this TV set. I used putty knives to pull the irregular combs out and put them into large plastic bowls.
It looks a mess. There's probably hundreds of dead bees in these combs and in the honey. There's light brown combs with light amber honey, dark brown combs with dark amber honey and very dark combs that are totally empty. Wax, dead bees, bits of grass, etc...
How do I process all this honey? Youtube video says use a metal colander but there's a ton of dead bee bodies in there so I assume you'd want something with a finer mesh. Also I assume the warmer the honey the easier it will flow through whatever screen you use, so I wonder if you might warm it all in an oven, or what?