Published in 1852 by American Lorenz Lorraine Langstrous, it later became a common beehive for cultivating western bees in various countries.
When you are ready to harvest honey, you need to remove the bees from the honey supers' frames. There are a variety of techniques used to do this. Some people use bee escape boards, leaf blowers or a bee brush. All are effective and up to your personal preference. Frames of honey should only be removed for harvesting as long as 90 percent of the comb is capped.
There are many techniques used to harvest honey from the frames. Using an extractor is the fastest and I believe the neatest. Inquire with your local bee club for an extractor, as many of them will rent or loan out the club's extractors. This helps to cut down on cost.
Once the honey is extracted, it can remain in the sealed, 5-gallon food grade plastic pails or you can add it to honey jars immediately. The jars and lids should be washed and dried prior to adding the honey.
Henry David Thoreau said,“the keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” Ancient Egyptians used it in embalming. Hippocrates wrote of honey as a cure for a range of illnesses and the Ancient Romans applied it to wounds to promote healing.
Raw, unpasteurized honey from local beekeepers has many health benefits and eating a bit a day can also help control seasonal allergies.
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