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Honey extraction via blender?

 
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alan
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Honey extraction via blender? Reply with quote

Has anyone extracted honey by putting comb in blender,then straining it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you may find that the wax gets broken down into such fine particles that it doesn't filter very well and becomes more of an emulsion rather than 2 separate components. This may also encourage the honey to crystalize more quickly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to be what I suspect is sacrilegious here and ask why it is not possible to simply break up honeycomb into small bits such that the honey can easily escape from it and stick the lot it in a ban-marie and heat it just sufficiently (say, about 65c) that the wax bits float to the top. Then, when it has cooled, pull the wax from the top, leaving the honey below? Wax is lighter than honey, right?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Search for the terms: Moulimiel and Moulicuve.

http://ruche-warre.com/la-moulimiel.html
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http://www.dheaf.plus.com/warrebeekeeping/extracting_honey.htm
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