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Extraction Day 25/3/15

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:12 AM by Andrew Wootton   [ updated Mar 27, 2015, 4:56 PM ]
First the stealthy liberators removed the supers, trying not to upset the bees too much. 
Then the team set to work on some beautifully capped frames (6 deeps and 12 ideals).
Uncapping in a flash with a swish of the electric knife, then into the extractor and turn, turn, turn. 
Some of the darker (?ti tree) honey is hard to spin out. But the young team members (Arana pictured and Finn) set a superb example. Then straight through the filter and into the settling tank.
Should be about 15kg of gorgeous honey. Only a couple of stings, it's good to give the bees a sporting chance.


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