Honey harvesting business will fail mainly due to lack of the right instruments for the business. A honey harvesting business will need several essential pieces of equipment for smooth operations, and these will include the are beekeeper suit, smoker, honey extractor including others. I will in this article help in explaining what you should have when running the honey harvesting business.
First, you should have the honey extracting equipment which is used to remove honey from the honeycombs but still preserve the honeycombs’ physical state for production of honey in the future. Honey extractors use the centrifugal force technique to remove the honey from their combs without tampering with their physical state and leave them in a perfect state for next production.
You will secondly need the beekeeping suit which comprises of the hat, veil and the entire body cover for protecting your whole body from the harsh bees by stopping the stingers from getting to your body. You are carefully shielded from the venom of the bees and their stingers by wearing the beekeeping suit.You will as well need to have a bee smoker which is an instrument for calming the bees while harvesting the honey as it dulls the receptors and stops the guard bees from releasing an alarm pheromones. With little bee swam around; the honey harvesting process is made very simple as the smoker also causes the bees to eat more honey which soothes them further.
After harvesting the honey, you will need to have a honey filter for removing the unwanted materials from the honey as it traps the wood particles, bee parts and wax entering the jars.You need a bee brush for the safe removal of bees while harvesting the honey in the beehives as it removes them safely from the hive without killing them. During honey harvesting, the bee brush is essential as it will help in sweeping each frame gently before putting it to extraction.
You need to have the uncapping knife for proper extraction of the honey from the wax as it cuts through the wax which makes it very difficult to extract the honey. An electric uncapping cup is also suitable as it eases the job.You need to have the honey uncapping fork for scratching open tough cappings on the combs.
The uncapping tack benefits you very well as you can always use it when uncapping the frames easily on the tank and later collect the honey then on that went through the honey gates.The honey harvesting will also need the collecting equipment which may be a jar or a bottle, and it should be closed with an airtight lid.