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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Last year was my first harvest, so I decided to crush. I made a press from cedar 2x6s and afterwards disassembled it and made bee boxes from it. My next harvest was done with a friend's centrifuge. This year I am thinking of adding a top bar to my Langs so I will once again have to make a press...
  2. Everything Honey
    Hello! Once previously, I've used crush and strain, and it's worked pretty well. I haven't been able to find too much on the boards about it, but I'm wondering why people don't recommend freezing comb to kill moths before crushing, and if people have had better results with just metal sieves...
  3. Bee Forum
    I created a video of my setup for crushing and straining honey (link below). It is made up of frosting buckets you can get for free from Walmart and a simple paint strainer (from Lowes). I extracted 7 frames this weekend to test it out and landed up with 8.6kg (19 pounds) of honey. ...
  4. Everything Honey
    I have 1 1/2# of late spring/early summer honey that hasn't crystallized. It was taken from capped frames via crush and strain on a very warm day (98F and close to 100% humidity). Is this warm enough to affect crystallization rate, or is it more a function of floral sources? Does the factor...
  5. 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...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    For those of you who do the crush and strain method of processing your honey, what foundation do you find to be the most suitable for this and why? Thanks!
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