September 27, 2005 – Honey of a Day

Even though it was a town work day, farming work was done today. Today, Joanne extracted the honey from the first-year hives.
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Here’s a section of a frame of honey still in the comb.
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The frames go in the extractor.
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The extractor gets spun around manually to spin the honey out – think a giant salad spinner or a very slow autoclave for the scientists out there.
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Finally, the pot of honey – kind of like making something from nothing – like fruits from sunlight.