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Honey extraction Idea for Manuka – a great tip from Aussie

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You will need one of these for carrying out this handy tip
You will need one of these for carrying out this handy tip
A fully capped honey frame and jar of Manuka honey
A fully capped honey frame and jar of Manuka honey

The honey from Kanuka is as thick as Manuka
The honey from Kanuka is as thick as Manuka


Clive sent this email which may bee of interest to you…honey extraction tip…

…Thanks for sharing Clive.

We hope this will help those having difficulty extracting Manuka/Kanuka honey frames, we hope.

This is our second season, we started with 2 single box large nukes last year, so spent most of the first season getting them up to size, currently they are all in 3 deeps and 2 honey supers, i love a big workforce.

We are over the water in Melbourne Australia, so it's great to have a podcast that is in tune with the seasons here, honey is in full swing here despite the predicted drought, and hives almost got honey bound….. each hive has already yielded about 18-19 liters ( I'd say kilos but honey is heavier than water, at least it is in my coffee if I don't stir it properly), and we have to extract more next week to open up the hives a bit, we have just had a burst here with the Teatree flowering ( Manuka?) and it's not spinner friendly, we resolved it by leaving the frames in a box in a car to heat up a bit…. Worked sort of…. HOW DO THE KIWIS DEAL WITH IT ?

Re honey in the car, place on back seat EARLY in the morning ( that way it heats up evenly) on a hot sunny day, in a large sealed plastic box

We get 2 full honey supers in ours, remove when the car is hot enough….. That would be before the wax melts 🙂 “

Let us know if this tip helps you.

Margaret Groot

Margaret is an avid 'Bee Enthusiast' who manages the Apiary, the Bees and their hives, she also provides Beekeeping Services and training for Beeginner Beekeepers.Phew...if that's not enough... she also works in the workshop assembling Beehive products for customers and the Apiary. (and delivers orders as well : )She loves to BLOG and chat about Bees, nature and Beekeeping.
She loves New Zealand native flora and fauna, her fav is the Kowhai...with Manuka honey close second ; )
Some of you may know that Margaret is a qualified Life Coach, she trained through the Coaching Academy in London and holds DipPC.Adv.
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