HARVESTING HONEY FROM A BEEHIVE
by Mol Smith - UK

 

Here is a simple video for people interested in how honey is extracted from a beehive. Normally, the harvester, would wear a suit to protect their face and head from possible bee sting. This 'harvester' was under time pressure and knew her bees. She was not truly stung but is actually allergic to any foreign invasion so although the bee put her sting in but never injected venom, her - the harvester's - wrist did get a bit sore. The extraction device has been bolted to a clever contraption of wood on wheels so it remains centralised and does not 'skit' all over the place!

Microscopy and bee-keeping are strongly linked, where a microscope is used to determine the health of the bees, the pollen they are gathering, and any parasites they may be under threat of.

 

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