Topic Ten - Honey Extraction

Objectives
  1. To understand the different ways to extract honey and the advantages and disadvantages of each method
  2. To understand the importance of cleanliness when extracting, storing and packaging honey
  3. To understand the importance of honey moisture content when extracting, packaging and storing honey
  4. To learn some of the places honey can be sold

Key Words:

Extracting – when you harvest or take honey out of the frames.

Extractor – a machine used to take honey out of the frames by spinning them.

Uncapping Knife – a special knife used to cut the wax caps (seals) off the frames of capped honey so the honey can come out


iDevice icon Reflection: Questions to think about during the lesson
What equipment do you need to harvest honey?
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How can you make sure you harvest good quality honey?
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How can you store honey so it will not spoil?
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Where can you sell the honey you harvest from your hives?
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Why does the price you get for your honey changes depending on how you package it?
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