Today there were five members who spent the afternoon with Dean Womac in his Bee Yard and Honey Room. Dean gave a tour of his honey room then off to the bee yard to do a little robbing. Five full supers of honey were collected to be extracted. However Dean will have plenty more honey to take later. He will have a great honey year!
After the supers were gathered, time for extracting. Dean showed the group how he uncapped his frames and then everyone had a chance for a little hands on. The refractometer was also demonstrated on how to test the moisture content of the honey. A moisture content of 16.5% was agreed on. The extractor was loaded with 20 frames and the motor turned on. Minutes later the frames were empty! Honey was then emptied into a food grade bucket and transferred into the honey storage tank. The honey will stay in this container for a few days before bottling.
As the afternoon came to an end Dean gave everyone a bear bottle of HONEY!!!