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OCBA Honey Extraction Workshop

On Saturday, June 20, at 2 pm, with temperatures soaring up to 97 degrees; OCBA held its annual Honey Extraction Workshop.  Our thanks go to Keith Yow, Cedar Ridge High School Furniture and Cabinet Making instructor, for providing an air conditioned workshop.  Dave Eckert, OCBA Mentoring Director, did a splendid job as usual. He went into great detail demonstrating different ways to remove bees from supers and frames in preparation for extracting as well as different tools used to remove wax cappings .  In addition, he reviewed the agreement for those who may choose to rent the extractor, and described all of the parts and their use.


Haylee Borden Wielding the Uncapping Knife


Uncapping with the cappings scratcher


Spinning Out the Honey



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