Pressed Honey

I’ve now sorted out the honey I pressed a few days ago.  The trouble with using a fruit press for honeycomb is that the compressed honey/comb sets in a solid block and it is quite  wrestling match to recover it from the press.

Eventually I managed and transferred it to the plastic bowl which held the drippings from the strainer. Then I followed the recipe for honeycomb flapjack that I blogged some months ago.  It’s really scrummy, even better as some of the comb had been brood comb (coprophobes wouldn’t like the thought of it though!).

I had left the strained honey for far too long and it was close to setting, but tilting the tank and leaving it for a while worked and the bulk of the honey gravitated down to the tap end whence I could, very slowly, be-jar it.

 

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About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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