Harvesting honey - How to get the honey out of the comb during honey harvesting
The first step in honey harvesting is, of course, always to remove the honey from the comb. Here there are various ways to get to the yellow gold. In classical beekeeping, a so-called honey extractor is used for this purpose, which is available either for manual operation or as a large electronic device. Of course, this is reflected in the price: Those who reach for electronic honey extractors or motorized honey extractors for honey harvesting often have to dig a little deeper into their pockets. In return, the expensive machines have the advantage of being able to separate several combs from the honey at once, while the small and hand-operated honey extractors can usually only take up to two combs. However, there are also inexpensive mid-range honey extra ctors for manual operation that can hold four combs at a time.
Especially when it comes to small hobby beekeeping, the purchase of a honey extractor is not necessarily necessary. Here it is also possible to open the individual combs with a decapping plane and let the honey flow through a sieve. The honey obtained in this way is also said to be of particularly good quality - which is mainly due to the low oxygen contact during processing. Here too, of course, we have a very wide range of products, consisting of end-decapping forks, end-decapping knives and electric end-decappers.
Last but not least, practical accessories for manual honey harvesting should be available in every apiary. For example, honey detaching rollers are considered indispensable, with which the honey can be easily detached, or the ApiNord® Niro honey press, which was developed on the model of classic cold presses.
Refractometer - determine water and sugar content in your honey
After the honey is released from the combs, processing continues. Especially if you want to sell the honey to the public, an exact determination of the water and sugar content is important to be able to determine the quality of the honey and thus the price. So that you can easily measure the water and sugar content in honey, so-called refractometers are available. With the help of these devices, the exact percentage value of the water and sugar content in the honey can be determined. In principle, the higher the quality of the device, the more precise the information. While inexpensive models often work in two-percent increments, high-quality and mechanical devices often provide information about the percentage distribution of sugar and water in the honey down to the last detail. Of course, the purchase of a refractometer is not only worthwhile for professional beekeepers, often laymen also want to know the approximate composition of your honey and thus assess the quality.
Make the honey creamy - with stirring machines for honey harvesting
In order to give the finished honey its delicate consistency, which is so extremely popular with customers, it must also be treated in a stirring machine. Here, too, we naturally have various solutions for you to choose from. The decisive factor here is the final consistency you want your honey to have. If it is about a rather liquid, easy to spread honey, we recommend reaching for our classic stirring machines for honey harvesting. Here you will find a large assortment, in which the right stirring machine for honey is available for every price range. Of course, it is also important to distinguish between fully automated devices and stirring machines for manual operation. If, on the other hand, you want a rather creamy, soft honey with a special consistency and quality, we recommend taking a look at our honey stirrers for creamy honey. These machines are specially designed to stir honey to a creamy consistency in just a few simple steps - so you get a tasty, beautiful and appealing end product and really benefit from your honey harvest.
Liquefy the honey - so that the honey harvest succeeds
Of course, in order for honey to be jarred, packaged and sold, it must first be given a more liquid consistency. Beekeepers know: Freshly extracted honey is usually still very tough and is difficult to bottle. Heat is in this case the way to the solution! Through the supplied heat, for which special liquefiers are available, the honey loses its very sticky consistency and becomes a liquid, easily spreadable treat that enjoys great popularity in society. Therefore, when harvesting honey, suitable equipment for liquefaction must not be missing. For this purpose, we rely on heating foils, analog heating machines or professional honey warmers - take a look at our assortment and find the accessories you need for your honey harvest.
Filling honey into jars after the honey harvest
Actually, it sounds like a very easy step, but also the filling into the intended jars and storage boxes often turns out rather difficult, depending on the amount of honey obtained. Therefore, we have suitable filling aids for you in our assortment, with which not a drop of honey is lost. Especially for large quantities of honey, so-called filling buckets are suitable, which can hold up to 50 kg of honey. Through the outlet at the bottom of the bucket, the liquid honey can be removed in the desired amount and easily filled into jars. Once the jar contains the required amount of honey, simply close the outlet so that the flow of honey stops immediately. For this purpose, the honey buckets use a so-called squeeze tap, which can be opened and closed in just a few seconds if necessary. Our filling buckets are available in either stainless steel or plastic - depending on what you personally prefer.
Buy a lot more accessories for honey harvesting online
Of course, we have many more accessories for honey harvesting in our assortment than explained here by us in more detail. Just take a look around! From professional honeycomb extractors for honey harvesting to honey sieves and filling aids, you will find everything in the large assortment from the beekeeping professional - on request, of course, with a comprehensive consultation. If questions arise, you can contact our team of professional beekeepers by phone or email, who will be happy to provide you with comprehensive advice and work with you to find the right accessories for honey harvesting.