Honey Extraction Method
The traditional method of extracting honey from the beehive involves the use of a tool called a bee smoker. The bee smoker is used to calm the bees and make them less aggressive while the honey is being harvested. The smoke is created by burning materials such as burlap, wood chips, or dried grass, and the smoke is directed into the hive.
Once the bees are calm, the beekeeper opens the hive and uses a tool called a hive tool to remove the frames of honeycomb. The frames are then taken to a location away from the bees, where the honey can be extracted.
One traditional method of extracting honey is called "crushing and straining." This method involves crushing the comb to release the honey, and then straining the honey to remove debris such as bits of wax and propolis. The honey is then poured into jars or containers for storage.
Another traditional method is called "spin extraction". This method involves using a centrifuge, or honey extractor, to spin the frames of comb, which separates the honey from the wax. The honey is then collected in a container for storage.
Both methods are considered to be traditional and unprocessed ways of extracting honey, and can provide a pure and natural product, with all the nutritional value of the original nectar.