To get honey from your beehive you have to have the ability to extract the honey from the honey comb. In order to do this you have to have to have a honey extractor. There are manufactured honey extractors offered on the marketplace, they typically set you back roughly $200 to $300, the typical price of starting a new hive of honey bees. If there is a group of beekeepers in a location they will certainly often pool their money together to buy a honey extractor that they share. If you are not in a big beekeeping setting and do not intend to invest a couple of hundred bucks on a manufactured honey extractor you might want to make your very own.
The products you will require to build a honey extractor include; a steel rod that is at the very least one meter long and is thickly threaded, 2 bicycle wheel edges, 2 items of timber, one meter of 2-3mm secure fencing wire, a large metal drum, 10 screws for the steel rod, four 400mm sections of 8mm threaded rod, a self centering bearing, 6 train screws, and also one cushion block bearing. When selecting a large steel drum for your homemade honey extractor ensure that is was never used to store potentially toxic materials. The devices you will need for constructing your honey extractor consist of; an electric drill, a welding device (as well as preferably some welding experience), an outlet collection, as well as a hack saw.
The first point your mosting likely to do is remove completion of the drum that does not have two pouring holes, the recently opened end will certainly be the top of your honey extractor. Make use of the train screws to affix among the pieces of wood across the bottom of the drum. Once the timber remains in place use train screws to secure the pillow block. After putting the threaded rod via the center of the initial bike edge, securely bolt the rim to the pole roughly ten centimeters from completion of the pole. At the contrary end of the pole you will certainly wish to string a however, for the other wheel, the second wheel will certainly rest on this nut. When both of the wheel rims remain in place you will wish to drill holes in four places around each wheel, when this task is total you use the 8mm poles to secure the wheel rims with each other. Use 2 nuts onto the pole. See to it that 2 cm of rod protrude.
When this is complete you are mosting likely to reduce a slit that is10mm deep and also 3mm wide into completion of the pole. After this string the lock the nuts together at the end of the rod. After you think the nuts remain in location use the welding device to permanently secure them right into area. Fasten the cord to the spokes of the lower wheel rim, about 5-8cm from the rim. You have actually currently effectively made the basket of your honey extractor.
Take your recently crafted extractor basket as well as location it right into the drum, resolving it on the cushion bearing. Now you’re mosting likely to wish to screw a second piece of timber sideways of the drum as well as the self centering bearing.
After drilling a screwdriver bit right into the chuck, position the chuck right into the slit right into the port in the top of the threaded pole.
Thorough instructions and also photos regarding making a homemade honey extractor can be found online.