Honey Harvesting Tools

Honey Harvesting Supplies
Supplies for beekeepers removing, extracting and bottling their honey.
Step One
Beekeeping is all fun and games until you tell the bees you are taking their honey. Well, it's still fun but it can be a game to convince the bees to let you take their delicious honey. I mean, I know you worked hard to take care of your bees, but the bees probably worked harder. It may seem impossible, but it's not all that hard.

The good news is the techniques are not all that complicated and can be as simple as brushing the bees from the frames as you slink away. For more than a couple hives, a fume board and Bee Quick is the way to go.
Step Two
Congratulations on getting the honey from the bees. No need to somehow get the honey from the comb (or just get a spoon and go to town). An extractor is the most common way to remove the honey from the comb without damaging the comb. The comb can actually be reused by the years for storing honey for decades!

An extractor works well for slinging the honey out of the comb, but if you only have a couple of frames, the crush and strain method works well and only requires a mesh strainer.
Step Three
After removing the honey from the comb, it's best to let it settle in a bucket for a couple of days so the air bubbles can come to the top. But after that, it's time to bottle. The moment all your friends and family have waited for (because they have no doubt asked you for honey).

A little preparation and the right tools will make this a seamless process. The bottling bucket with a gate is your best friend (a ladle is not, trust us). The bottling bucket allows you to easily pour the honey into your jars.
11 products

11 products