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Using a salad spinner to extract top bar honey.  This might drain out the comb better than plain gravity and a mason jar.

Using a salad spinner to extract top bar honey. This might drain out the comb better than plain gravity and a mason jar.

Top Bar hive Harvest - great idea to put handles on the bars....also, metal post hive supports are a good idea because insects can't climb slippery surfaces.

Top Bar hive Harvest - great idea to put handles on the bars.also, metal post hive supports are a good idea because insects can't climb slippery surfaces.

The architecture of beehives, as portrayed in François Hubers Nouvelles observations sur les abeilles, 1814. http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/23/cheng.php

The architecture of beehives, as portrayed in François Hubers Nouvelles…

Waste from M's Candy Causes Honey to Turn Green in France - more proof that the toxins we release/dump into the environment make it back into our food supplies.

Waste from M&M's Candy Causes Honey to Turn Green in France

Debris from Agrivalor biogas plant that processes M&M's waste has turned honey green in Alsace, France.

Backwards Beekeepers: Intro videos on beekeeping. This one shows how to do the crush and strain method for honey extraction and how to make a honey separator with two buckets.

Backwards Beekeeping guru Kirk Anderson (aka Kirkobeeo) takes honey from two of his hives--one of which becomes very testy during the process.

Using Spearmint And Lemongrass To Protect Bees From Mites That Threaten Hives

Using Spearmint And Lemongrass To Protect Bees From Mites That Threaten Hives

Using Spearmint And Lemongrass To Protect Bees From Mites That Threaten Hives.The protocol involves first treating the hives with two essential oils: spearmint and lemon grass, (constituents of Honey B Healthy TM, a product now marketed by Noel).

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