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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

My New Extracting Equipment

The extracting/bottling equipment actually got here in only a week. Here's a photo of all of it...


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The large stainless-steel cylender is the actuall extractor which holds two frames and spins the honey out of them with cyntrifical force. Leaning up against the extractor is a very large, very long and very weird looking knife. This is called an extracting knife and is used to cut off the wax cappings that the bees seal their honey with. There is also a white jacket sitting on top of a bucket with a flow gate. This jacket is just the same as my bee veil but, provides more protection for if the bees are a little "nasty". The bucket is called a bottling bucket or settling tank. The little particles of wax, pollen, and bee parts will float to the top where they can be skimed and only honey is left on the bottom. The flow gate works like a valve to let honey out so it can be put into jars. Just to the right of that is a shiny, metal covered peice of wood. The bottom of this is felt and is used in conjunction with the bee repelent to chase the bees out of the supers. The repelent is in a little bottle just beneith it. Hopefully, this harvest will go quite well.

7 Comments:

Blogger j00|{z said...

That's a really tiny picture.

12:02 PM, October 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

I screwed up on the formating...I'll try to make it more reasonable tonight.

3:37 PM, October 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

I screwed up on the formating...I'll try to make it more reasonable tonight.

3:37 PM, October 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

I screwed up on the formating...I'll try to make it more reasonable tonight.

3:37 PM, October 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

I double clicked...oops.

3:06 PM, October 22, 2005  
Blogger j00|{z said...

lol. That's awesome.

7:23 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger j00|{z said...

lol. That's awesome.

7:24 PM, October 23, 2005  

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