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Honey Extracting

My classmate Jenny invited me to come see some honey being extracted from comb.   We visited Anna's house and she'd already prepared the comb by taking it from the hive, placing the combs in plastic tubs which Bees hate, so you can just release bees as they try to escape.  First up the floor was covered in card board boxes to prevent a sticky mess. With a hot special knife the comb was capped, openiing up each hexagon for honey extraction.

Next the frames were put in the extractor which was manually turned to have the honey come out.  It's ok to leave some honey on the wax because bees will clean it off for you later.

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