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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 19th year of beekeeping in April 2024. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here.Master Beekeeper Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Results of honey hourglass experiment

The honey in my hourglass device took a full week to filter through to the jar below. Even at that there was still some honey remaining in the wax (more than usual in crush and strain). I added the wax to a large bucket of crush and strain from the same super to allow the rest of the honey to filter.

I don't know what the problem was in the slow speed. I put the jar outside in the heat; I used a cloth paint filter; I crushed the wax well. The web page says not to use cloth like cheese cloth to filter this, but a paint filter is designed to filter paint.

Next year I'll try to find mosquito netting as the web page originator suggested. Posted by Picasa

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