Early Years of Beekeeping

Extracting in Mum's kitchen

I had expanded my operation and was managing 6 hives, the more hives I had the more honey I produced … and this meant more time was required to process the honey. The process known as extracting was done at home in Mums kitchen. The problem with honey is when it is spilt and not cleaned up it travels everywhere you walk, so a decision was made for me …

Extracting in the kitchen

“Paul, next year the uncapping and extracting will be done in your fathers workshop (the basement of the house), not in my workshop”.