The harvest takes place at the end of
the flowering of the plant that will
characterize the honey. As part of a
honey all flowers, the harvest is carried
out during the latest blooms.
The stages of the harvest:
- smoking bees to work quietly
- take off and brushing frames
- transport in a waterproof vehicle to the honey house
This step consists in removing the film of wax that clogs the alveoli filled with honey. The operation is performed with a knife to uncap by cutting the wax layer from bottom to top.
It serves to separate the honey from the wax. The honey cakes are placed on a sieve with large mesh and crushed to facilitate the release of honey from the cells.
At the outlet of the extractor, the honey contains impurities. It is a double filter grid that will remove various particles of propolis, wax, operculum, bee legs or pollen.
Once filtered, the honey must still rest for 4 to 5 days at a temperature of 20 ° C minimum to make up all the last impurities. This foam is then removed before the next step.
Finally ready the honey can be presented in its pot with a capsule that ensures the seal and a label with all the legal notices.