In this video, DougtheBeeGuy shows you how to harvest honey from a beehive.This process includes opening the beehive and removing capped frames of honey, then the honey bees are shaken from the capped frames of honey. The frames of honey are then uncapped using an unapping knife or an uncapping comb. These uncapped honey frames are then placed in the extractor and spun at high velocity to extract the honey from the frames. The honey is then screened to remove bees wax particles and placed into a food grade bucket for bottling at a later time.
Remschneider Honey Farm founder Doug Remschneider made the transition from award-winning glass artist to beekeeper in 2009 when the economy shifted. Doug, who had been had been reading about bees and the decrease of the bee population, was considering beekeeping as a hobby in order to pollinate a few fruit trees and enhance his wife’s flower garden. The dilemma over what to do in order to make up for loss revenue always resulted in the comment, “You can’t eat a glass bead or a glass sculpture.” Then came the Remschneider’s epiphany–”You can eat honey!” And so it begins.
Doug’s passion has blossomed into a business, in the spring of 2011 he canceled his largest glass show and put all his energy into Remschneider Honey Farm. He took over half of the kitchen and then the entire garage, which became the “honey house” where he would process all of the honey. Currently, Remschneider Honey Farm manufactures honey, creamed honey, habanero-infused honey, honey sticks and comb honey. Doug marvels at the bees and their industrious endeavors saying that working with the bees is like “taking a walk in nature with God at your side.”