My 1st Honey Harvest 2012!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by DonMcJr, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    Well I got 2 full medium supers and there's another half full that I left on along with another empty medium Super.

    That stuff from Brushy Mountain with the Fume board works great!

    I took Video and after I'm all done Extracting and maybe Bottling I'll edit all the video...

    Woo hoo so much fun!:thumbsup:
     
  2. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    And it only gets better. Looking forward to the video.
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Me too! :thumbsup:
     
  4. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    OOO, ooo, me too!
     
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  6. DonMcJr

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    Still Busy with alot of things...Video to come...

    Here's the Final Product, 58 lbs from 2 medium Supers...

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    Nice !! all lined up...
     
  8. blueblood

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    Yeah, but how does it taste? (wonderful, I'm sure!)

    That's a great looking harvest! :thumbsup:
     
  10. DonMcJr

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    Thanks it tastes Wonderful!

    Here's the Video...There's sound...

    [video=youtube_share;-XAu9c-ULyg]http://youtu.be/-XAu9c-ULyg[/video]
     
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    Guess what--EMI prevented me from seeing the video because of "copyright protection". I'll have to suffice with the beautiful still picture of your bountiful crop all lined up. It looks GREAT!---And I'm sure it tasted great too.
    Enjoy.
     
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    All I can say is you got yourself a lot of good honey and I think you enjoyed every minute of the work getting it, I know I did mine. Looked like some great honey there.

    kebee
     
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    very nice! I'll have to watch the video when I have access to a better connection
     
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    The honey looks good and I enjoyed your video :)
     
  15. DonMcJr

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    Try this efmesch...

    http://www.michiganoutdoorsman.com/Honey/honey2012.wmv

    It's smaller and blurier but you can watch it... Next time I'll leave music out so you can watch it...
     
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    Awesome! I liked the video and music. Your extractor sure was a lot calmer than mine. I had to practically bear hug mine while cranking and felt like Elvis there for a while. Ha! I guess that is where a stand would be handy... Now, welcome to the other side of wanting more to do...:wink:
     
  17. DonMcJr

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    I had mine bolted down to 3/4 Plywood and had 2 cinder blocks on the wood...
     
  18. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Don,
    Thanks so much for the personal treatment. I enjoyed the "show" but missed the sound--particularly the bee in the camera and your father's singing. But the main thing was that I got to see you at work, and your beautiful new extractor in action. Learning that your wife is a lefty (like me) was a bonus. :lol:
    One small suggestion for improvement in your set-up. If you run a nail up, through the middle of the support board where you do your uncappping, you might find it easier to manipulate the frames with the side resting on the nail.
    All told, it was an enjoyable show--the kind that can be really appreciated by a beek.
    Enjoy every drop of your liquid gold. :thumbsup:
     
  19. DonMcJr

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    You're welcome! I actually debated putting the song in because I knew you had problems last time I did...

    She's not a lefty...she has a shoulder injury and has to use her left arm...:smile:

    there's a nail in the wood...it's just not tall enough for me to spin the frame without hitting the top bar of the frame!
     
  20. efmesch

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    I stand corrected. :oops:
    Wish your wife a speedy return to normal for the shoulder.