Havesting the thyme honey 2014

by katerinavigli

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The first step in the process is to choose which honeycombs are at the right state and remove them from the apiary. We then use an electrical knife on the top of the honeycombs to melt away the protective wax layer and expose the honey. As the honey has been exposed, the honey can drip out of the combs if placed in the right angle. This however would be a very slow process , so instead the honey is extracted by centrifugal force and collected at the bottom of the machine.