Honey Harvest – Spinning Out 4 Gallons of Honey!

This is a honey extractor. This is a frame of honey This is how bees store honey. This is how we store honey. I’m going to show you how to take the honey out of this Using this and putting it in this This is a honey extractor that spins the honey out of the honey comb this is not my honey extractor. a friend of Mine owns this extractor And I get to use it every once in a while when I have a lot of honey in frames that I need spun out You may have seen if you’ve been around the Daddykirbs farm YouTube channel long enough Us at some point extracting the honey out of these frames by crushing and straining the wax and honey. That method works But it’s pretty destructive The bees work really hard at building this wax comb and it’s nice to be able to put it back in the hive So they can reuse it. When I only have a few frames crush and strain is okay But when I have a lot of frames, I like to use the extractor This extractor is a fairly inexpensive model, but it’s pretty cool How it works? The frames will sit down into these baskets And when I spin it using this handle the honey will be thrown against the walls and fall down into the bottom of the extractor in the bottom of this extractor is a screen to separate The wax and all the bits that we don’t want in our honey. The rest of the honey will fall down into this holding tank After we’ve extracted a lot of honey, and this is full We can move up to the counter top and use the spout to fill up this jars and the bottle Each of these frames is full of honey But there’s a wax cap on top of the honey. Before it can be extracted We need to use a tool like a knife or a fork to open these caps to take the tops of that wax capping off Our goal is to get the caps cut off without destroying the comb as always keep in mind that I’m here to share my experience and I’ll show you a perfect, How-to Some of this comb worked out really well Some of it didn’t but we’re going to place this frame into the extractor And then continue cleaning off another frame Beautiful, and that’s what we’re looking for is for that honeycomb Shape all of that comb that they worked really hard to build will remain in the frame On some of these frames The Wax cappings are kind of lower than the edge of the the wood and in this case I’ll just kind of break them open with a fork The extractor will hold four of this size frame. This is the six and five eighths Medium frame, so we’re going to get four of them cleaned up and put into the extractor And we can spin them all at one time Get a little better at this with each frame the goal is to have mostly wax in here not so much, honey I have these loaded in opposite directions the top of the frames going this direction on that side and then Facing the same way on this side which actually makes them opposite to each other It does not have to be fast Just nice and steady you can see it being thrown against the wall The goal is slow and steady When I first started using this extractor – this I think is my third time Using this extractor – the first time we used it I thought you had to just crank this thing as hard as she could and actually the counterproductive. It’s harder on you It’s harder on the machine and the honey doesn’t come out any better. Slow and steady is the way to go. That side is mostly extracted. There’s a little bit left So we’ll do it just a little longer, but that’s the way it goes right there. It spins right out You gonna taste the honey. Get some right there There you go right in the corner. Ohhh Yummy. taste it. Is it good? They feel a lot lighter You can see the honey spin spun out this comb has been preserved Mostly except for where I kind of snag it with the knife and fork But the bees still get to keep a lot of that comb and they can put that back to work really fast As a fun intermission, I want to show you what the wax looks like After I strain all the honey off of this wax I want to melt this wax down so that we can use it in other projects for example maybe lip balm or Whatever we decide to make with the wax. I’ll put all those wax cappings in a container like this which is just a paper Milk Carton and This one is solid I’ll put it in the oven at a very low temperature And I want to show you what it looks like after its cooled off The bottom of the wax is where all of the sediment the pollen and all the things that you don’t want in your wax settles to the bottom you can take this block of wax and use a hot knife and cut that excess part off where all the the dregs go the part that you don’t want in your wax and that leaves a fairly clean wax for you to use in your beauty products or your lotions or your salve or Whatever you decide to make from your beeswax We have nine additional frames to Spin out, so I’m going to get that done And then we’ll take a look at what all that honey looks like this is the last frame of all of them I need to extract today I Can’t pull the top of this off right away, because there’s still a lot of money That’s draining down into the bottom But when we do I’m hoping this is full Of honey all of this needs to be crushed and strained before we melt this wax This is my typical method for crushing and straining. I get a large Bowl a wire mesh and a colander And I’ll just fill this colander up with the wax and honey It does need broken up a bit Gravity is going to take all that honey out of this wax and drip it down into that bottom Bowl By morning this will be wax on top and honey in the bottom Bowl Now I get to lick my fingers Before we wrap this video up. I want to see how much honey we got in here I haven’t looked in all we did was lift this up to get elevated above this bucket This is one of my honey buckets it has the gates same as this So we’re going to drain honey out of here and into here so we can see it and see how much there is The final step is to put the honey from the storage bucket into the containers that you’re going to keep them in or sell them Right now, we’re just using regular pint jars And that right there is the first pint of honey from the Daddykirbs farm for 2017 Thank you so much for joining me in this episode where we extract the honey and reap a little bit of reward for our Efforts if this is your first time joining me here on the Daddykirbs farm please subscribe Give me a thumbs up. The thumbs up lets YouTube know that you appreciate what’s going on here. Look forward for more Beekeeping and honey episodes as well as plenty of other homesteading themes here on the Daddykirbs farm. I’ll talk to you soon It’s very much like filleting a fish


  1. I read the comments before watching and was expecting a cute little 6 year old then this teenager comes out 😂

  2. I hav a friend who’s dad is a bee keeper and they have the bee’s in the backyard he showed me the process of extracting honey and he also sells fresh honey comb (he cleans it)

  3. As a singer, I eat honey daily by the ounce. It’s so soothing with some tea, and I absolutely LOVE the taste of it! This video makes me want to own a bee farm 😭

  4. I'm watching all these honey videos and now I'm wanting honey to eat or well have on a biscuit :'c It a also looks very satisfying when you cut off all the wax from the honey! I also love when he comes in the room with the spoon like super quiet! Like this is u (you: sees Someone comes in room with spoon super quiet. Dude: *Holds spoon up looking at honey then him..
    You: You want some honey?
    Him: *nods then gets spoon full of honey*.
    Me: So freaking whole some!!!

  5. This is a honey extractor
    This is a frame of honey
    This is how bees store honey
    This is how we store honey

    Me: ok so can I just see the satisfying honey stuff??😑😑🤦🏼‍♀️

  6. I know that kid feeling ! When I was kid I always enjoyed they test of the frish Frensh bee honey and I loved licking the honey from the bottom of the Saucepan 😍

  7. Am I the only one who sees that the house is made of logs but cut in a form and putty NOT SILLY PUTTY but putty was used for that one white wall and I love that dogo

  8. When you were draining the remaining honey from the wax cap, I thought of an idea to extract it in a similar manner to you extractor: cut holes in the bottom of a salad spinner and use that in place of the colander.

  9. Your child look terrified to say the honey is awful. You kinda did sound like one of them creepy dads to say “do you like it?…do you want moreeee?? 😂😂😭

  10. so you dump it from a big bucket, to a 5 gallon bucket, to just dump it into pint jars? couldnt you skip the 5 gallon bucket and just put it in the pint jars to start with?

  11. Lot of ppl keep mentioning "special needs" 🙄 seriously! U ppl are the once doing most damage.. can't a "special needs" be cute? Someone says cute and you mention special needs…some puts in a dialogue.. u get in offence saying special needs.. like seriously..🙄 these days putting dialogues in a comment section has become common.. where is any need to say things like those? If someone did mention for the sake information.. is any need to get offensive? The best way to treat ppl is be as Normal as possible and not act up.. help like you would help any other person.. ofc the way you help differs

  12. OK so is it just me or is the kid with the spoon look almost identical to the special kid in idubbbz Full Force video!?

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