2016 Honey Extraction at Kims

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The end result! (from extracting 6 medium frames ~80-90% full of capped honey)

Club Members Ed, Marc, and Kim got together to extract some honey and try some new tricks that were suggested by other Club Members. The best suggestion that they tried was "decapping" using a heat gun. There was no decappings mess to deal with and for the most part it worked great. Some of the cells would "re-seal", but a little scrape with a decapping comb or another pass with the heat gun and things opened right up. Here are some videos we took of the extraction process.

Heat Gun Decapping

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Decapping with a blow-dryer

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Extractor Videos

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