It’s Officially Sticky Door Knob Season: The Honey Extraction Photos


This is one of our favorite and most exhausting times of the year!  However I wanted to share with all of you some of our photos of our honey extraction process.  I actually ran into a co-worker at our local “Technology Education Summer Institute for teachers to learn the latest trends in Technology and she was telling me her friend’s husband is a beekeeper and they call it “Sticky Door Knob” season too….however we really need to call it sticky floors, sticky walls, sticky feet season….ha ha it’s crazy!

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My husband “The Viking in my life” is drenched in sweat as he had just robbed the hive of its honey and well you have to move fast when you are doing that.  I have a movie post coming soon of him robbing the hive so you all can see the action!

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We manually uncap the honey before we place it in the extractor that we rent from our local bee keeping club we use a serrated knife for this purpose it is time-consuming but it works well.

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We also have a home-made strainer to filter out wax and any undesirable components of the processing.  We sell our honey in a raw state which has been minimally processed (Only A Strainer) and we use no chemicals in our Bee Keeping practices whatsoever which makes this honey the best  for healing, allergies, and for good health.


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Bee Well,


11 thoughts on “It’s Officially Sticky Door Knob Season: The Honey Extraction Photos

  1. This is awesome Karen! Thanks for sharing these photos as I’ve never watched anything to do with honey making before. I can’t wait to see the video on your husband robbing the hive… I bet it’s out of this world.

    1. I am so glad you liked it we love sharing the joy and one of the gratifying parts of raising bees but we love hosting them in our yard to help our neighbors with their gardens and for the world as well! 🙂 So glad you visited today!

  2. We just did this on Saturday – the first of the season! Yummy, sticky day! We shared this with our readers at

    1. Tessa I will have to check out your blog! Isn’t it such an exciting time of year……and so delicious and healthy too! We are lucky ladies indeed 🙂 Nice to meet you!

  3. Wow, that’s awesome! My brother-in-law is setting us up with some bees – said it will most likely be ready next year. Seeing this just makes me so much more excited! (Almost impatient, haha) Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Megan raising honeybees is very gratifying for so many reasons but in particular the sweet reward at the end of it all does make it even more exciting….we are very careful though about making sure all of our bees have enough honey stores for the winter it’s tough to leave it sometimes but we have had great success in wintering over our hives thus far although it does help that we live in a mild area. I am so glad you stopped in and commented 🙂

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