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#82 - anon (07/10/2016) [-]
I'm a beekeeper and this shit is dangerous to the swarm and produces bad quality honey.
Combs need to be replaced regularly because dirt accumulates in and around the wax. the plastic interior of that piece of junk doesn't allow for efficient cleaning, thus theres a bigger risk of disease.
Second, honey needs to ripen in the combs until the percentage of water ideally is under 13,8%, with these shitty ass lazy fuck designs you can't really control how much water is in the honey you harvest, so it could potentially ferment in the glasses and make em explode.
Third, different types of honey, for example sunflower or rapeblossom honey hardens in the comb waaaay fast. I'm talking 2-3 days and you can't get it out. You'd have to take the combs out and place tem not far from the hives so bees liquify it again when they move it back to the hive. Which is not possible with that design.
TL;DR: Those things are bullshit and a scam marketed to naive people not knowing anything about beekeeping.
#104 - anon (07/10/2016) [-]
i mean look at those rapeseed fields, one hive could easily gather 4-6 pounds of honey a day there, provided it has enough space and the colony is big enough.
#105 - daentraya (07/10/2016) [-]
... okay are you sure you're not missing an s in rapeseed or is that seriously how raps is translated to english, but jolly gee we got those fugly yellow fields all over denmark, so there must be a ton of it over here.
okay i'm really confused about honey here. there is the tough gunky bitter stuff you get in messy jars that's all waxy right? there is the creamed weird looking white stuff, and then there are these nice squeeze bottles of like akacia honey which tastes nice. what kind of difference does the fields make, and what kind of processing goes into making waxy yucky stuff into teatime sweetener?
#106 - anon (07/10/2016) [-]
Unfortunately, thats the actual translation...
No idea what you mean with the gunky waxy stuff but the other two I can explain.
Creamed Honey is simply hardened honey whose sugarcrystals have been broken down to make it spreadable. It's done so that the honey stays nice and spreadable without having to heat it up like crazy which would destroy not only nuanced flavour components but also important enzymes and other beneficial ingredients that are naturally found in honey. It's done slowly, like 20 minutes 2-3 times a day in order to process the honey as gentle as possible so no heat can occur and to preserve all of the goodness. Usually done with honey that stems from plants like Sunflower, Rapeseed or Dandelion.
The type of honey is dependant on where the hives are. If, for example the hives are close to a rapeseed field, more than 98% of all nectar will be from that plant, thus you can harvest rapeseed-honey from the hives. If there are a lot of blooming akacia trees around your hives, you can harvest akacia honey which has a lower viscosity and thus runs easier and stays liquid longer. Note that all honey will christalize eventually over time as honey itself is in essence an extremely oversaturated sugar solution. Hardened Honey is in no way any sign of inferior quality. Just watch out for most supermarket honey, thats usually heated up and mixed with honey from all over the world to allways achieve the same taste. Bad stuff.
As for the fields themselves, beekeepers will actively travel to specific fields or regions to produce a special type of honey. I know a fellow beekeeper that moved his hives to a specific forest in spring to produce ramson honey which has a garlic-ish note to it.
As for the process of harvesting it, we take out the full honeycombs, check if the honey is ripe for harvest, then we remove the wax sealing the honey with a special fork or a knife and put the combframes with the honey in a centrifuge. As it spins the honey will fly out of the combs and gets collected. Then it runs trough 2 iron meshes, one with bigger, one with smaller holes to filter out any wax. After that the honey is transferred into a container where it rests for a day. During that day all imperfections that couldnt have been filtered out have been floating up to the surface where they are skimmed off. The honey now is ready to be bottled and sold.
#107 - daentraya (07/10/2016) [-]
well it lead to you teaching me wtf is up with honey so thats nice i guess
the gunky stuff is the very viscous honey which smells heavily like wax, and i think it tends to separate into two layers. i dont see why anyone would eat that kind of honey, when super neato syrupy-looking honey is available, but i guess some people just like the taste of candles. i dont get how both kinds are all honey
honey is weird and fascinating, and bees are cute, and basically its all very very important for everything and i know or, knew like nothing about it
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