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  1. Everything Honey
    My wife and I are trying to use less processed sugar in our diets. It is a multi-pronged approach, part of which is substitution of honey for white sugar when a sugar is "required" for a recipe. For example, there are some really nice brownies in the kitchen that were made with honey instead or...
  2. For Sale
    "This book is a result of a lifetime study of the equipment and practices for the production of fine comb honey. It is also the purpose of this book to encourage only the finest quality of comb honey to be offered to our markets."--Carl Killion This is a hard to find book due mostly to the fact...
  3. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hi, we're processing comb honey from top bar and log hives and are looking at mechanizing our production line. At the moment we strain the loose honey from the comb and then press the comb in a fruit press with cloth to extract the honey from the rest of the comb. Typically from the honey...
  4. Bee Forum
    I am looking to try my hand at making some comb honey but don't want to buy any specialized equipment or even shallow supers. I have deeps and mediums and don't need any more "special" equipment. I've noticied Mann Lake sells thin foundation for medium frames - anyone know how these hold up...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi - doing some planning for next year and would like to produce some comb honey using shallow supers. Looking at Mann Lakes website, they have this super thin wax foundation available. What I am unsure of is what type of frame is best to use with this? There's so much choice, grooved, wedged...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hello all, I am new to beekeeping and have been doing a lot of research on hive management, swarm prevention, and honey production. I recently read an article about doing a cut down split. Basically you have a really strong hive, or two hives sitting right next to each other. 2 weeks before...
  7. Bee Forum
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjiInZRxrQ Published on Mar 25, 2014 A lecture given by Mike Palmer at the National Honey Show 2013 entitled "Comb Honey Production in the Northern Champlain Valley".
  8. Equipment/Hardware
    We run a honey processing operation in Zambia, Africa. Comb honey from top bar hives is arriving crushed in buckets. After further crushing the combs into smaller pieces we use the dripping method through mesh into buckets overnight in warm rooms. Depending on comb conditions (new/old) and the...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hello, i have a couple supers i never got to extracting last year. they r all capped and they have been compleatly sealed from bugs. One problem tho....the honey has crystallized... How would i go about "uncrystalizing" the honey wile its still in the comb?
  10. Photo/Video Gallery
    I put together a slide show on my method of producing cut comb honey for beekeepers that are interested in producing comb honey for the first time, with minimal expense, using equipment you already have. I learned this method from old timers and continue to use foundationless frames to produce...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    I am starting out two hives this spring and primarily want bees for three reasons: 1) to pollinate my 18 tree orchard. 2) to make comb honey, which my family loves. So, I am starting fresh. If I want to harvest mostly comb honey (when they start to produce), what should my setup look like? 1)...
  12. Bee Forum
    The other day I came across a box of about a half dozen really nice Ross Rounds from last year. They look good and I have buyers for them...but I am wondering if there is a way that I can tell if they have crystalized...without cutting them open. Anyone have any thoughts? I've never kept any...
  13. Everything Honey
    I have a comb super kit that I would like to put on my hives, but I do not have any magor flows as of now. Here is my idea. My hive is a 2 story deep. I condense my bees into the first story, put my queen excluder on top of the first story, then put my comb super on top. This way I will only...
  14. Bee Forum
    So i have purchased some used equipment which has definitely had some wax moth damage. nothing looks alive now, the guy i bought it from had it in storage for like ten years, is there any chance anything is still alive on it, i did put it out in the cold for a few days here in colorado hoping...
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