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Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction: We are happy to provide honey extraction services for our fellow beekeepers. This service is ideal if you're just getting started and don't want to invest hundreds of dollars in an extractor that you will have to store throughout the year. As Dolly says “we also prevent many marital arguments” since you do not have to worry about getting your house all sticky. Just bring your honey supers and food grade buckets and let us do the work for you. We usually have less than a 24 hour turnaround time for extraction.

We have a fully furnished honey kitchen with state of the art equipment. Our kitchen is cleaned and re-set daily for each new extraction service. We will first run your frames through our Dakota Gunness chain uncapper. Our uncapper is finely adjusted to just open the wax cells without removing much wax at all. Once your frames are uncapped, they are placed in one of our Dadant 20 frame motorized extractors which will spin the honey out of your frames. We run the extractor for at least an hour, or until no more honey flings out. Once completed, we tilt the extractor up, open the honey gate and allow your honey to pour through a strainer into your 5 gallon, food grade bucket. The strainer will remove bee parts and wax pieces, while still letting the essential pollen pieces pass through with your honey. We will not apply any heat during the extraction process.