Thursday, June 12, 2008
Harvesting a Golden Liquid
No, I did not say Golden Beverage and this is not a Still. Today I had my big honey harvest. 20 lbs. Most of it came from this years new hive.
The extractor was borrowed from someone in the bee club that I belong to. It is a centrifuge (which excited S1 and his girlfriend). There was a heated knife involved to uncap the honey before it went into the centrifuge. Newspapers placed on the floor saved us from a sticky mess.
The honey is a dark golden color and will look pretty when put into jars. First it needs to be strained through cheesecloth and a fine metal sieve. And then I need to go over class notes to see what else needs to be done before bottling. Will take a photo of the finished product.