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I hope you have taken the time to view the first video of the honey extraction. You can watch the second video in this post. During the Part 2 of the Raw Honey Extraction I take the time to explain more about the production and extraction of raw natural honey. I’ll also give you a little more on the background of honey.
Making these videos was not without incident. My cameraman Steve was leery of all those bees buzzing around while he was trying to steady the camera and film. There were 1000 or 2000 extra robber bees buzzing about that day. For some reason they sure liked to bother Steve. At one point while filming outside of the factory I was trying to show some interesting facts about the honey frames andÂ while Steve was filmingÂ several of those bees got too close for his comfort. The bees were landing on his neck, his arms, and under his shirt. There he was just swinging and swiping and slapping at the bees until one finally stung him on the finger. He took the sting fine but the filming in that area stopped.
So we gathered our composure,Â moved around to the front of the building where there was fewer robber bees and started filming again. I’ll try to get Steve to process the outtakes of this series. They’ll be a hoot.
During the Part 2 of the Extraction of Honey I take the time to explain more of the production process for raw natural honey and give you a little bit more on the background of honey. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did in making it. Roll it’.
Have you wondered how we extract honey from the bee hives in this modern day. Nowadays with the all of the new technology and manufacturing processes available honey can be extracted in several ways. At Gold Standard Honey the extraction procedure is very similar to the original way of letting the honey drip from the comb but with a modern twist. We still go through the drip process but also use several machines to spin the honey from the frames using centrifugal force to remove as much honey from the frame as we can. Watch this 2 part video series showing the actual operation. You can see for yourself that Gold Standard Honey makes every effort to ensure you are buying pure, raw,local honey.
Oklahoma Honey Bees work extremely hard in this hot weather. Every journey a bee makes away from the hive places their life in danger. Rainstorms, predators, chemicals and the like can quickly put an end to a honey bee. It is very interesting to watch honey bees at work and we decided to could create a little video to show you the Gold Standard Honey Bees in action. It was really hot for 10:00 am this July and of course we had a SW wind. Our garden and beehives are located just Northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Let’s tour the garden to see if we can find any of the bees working to make our local raw honey.