Techniques » Beehive Honey Extraction
Mary Reilly, chef and amateur beekeeper, offers this follow-up to her fascinating Beekeeping 101 video. Here she shows the fruits of her busy hive and demonstrates honey extraction techniques. Mary and Kelsey Clark suit up in heavy-duty garb to sweep irritated bees from the hive frames. The comb on each frame is then raked to expose the honey. Then the frames are placed in an extractor that spins out the liquid gold using centrifugal force. Once filtered and jarred, honey is ready to use or give as a sweet and thoughtful gift.