Tuesday, December 7, 2010

crush and strain


In the past, crushing honey comb using a hand scrapper on the kitchen counter top required lots of sticky clean-up.  Backwards Beekeepers inspired me to change the crush portion of my honey harvesting process.  I purchased a 2 inch plastic knife ($.98), a 5 gallon bucket ($3.98) and lid ($.98).  The plastic knife was attached to 1/2 inch CPVC pipe using stainless steel machine screws and stainless steel nylon lock nuts.  A plug added to the end of the CPVC pipe prevents the honey from entering the CPVC pipe.  I am not concerned with puncturing the bucket as the knife moves very slowly through the viscous honey comb mash.  This 8-frame medium super contains 30lb of honey comb or 24lb of honey (43 8oz bottles).

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