Story: Beekeeping

Extracting honey

Extracting honey

Honey-bearing frames (‘ honey supers’) from inside each hive are transported to a factory. There, they are placed in a large centrifuge. When this is spun rapidly, the honey is thrown out and collects at the base, where it is drained and taken away to be filtered.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Beekeepers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15768/extracting-honey (accessed 6 June 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008