- Well, I know we've done honey extracting before,
but, I bought this new coolie, crazy toy
and it's called Honey Paw
and it's got,
basically you heat it up with steam.
So, you've got the steam comin' in here
and this is just the exhaust valve,
which heats up this little metal element
and it's got these crazy deep teeth.
And, the idea is
that you can cut through the caps
and you don't rupture up
so much of the honey stuff.
So, you end up with,
anyway, you'll see in a minute.
(chuckles) End up basically with
the lines in the caps,
rather than taking all the caps off.
And it seems to work a treat,
I've had a bit of a crack at it
and thought, shit,
we better show you how cool this is.
Obviously, with this little Honey Paw,
you have to go and buy yourself
some way to make steam.
And, of course, you know,
this is all a bit Rhapsody's rule,
so, we're making up somebody ideas as we go.
So, I had to buy a different fitting
to get the hose onto this bit, which is pretty easy
and I just bought myself a little steamer
from the from the hardware shop,
which is just a wallpaper steamer.
So, it comes with all the little bits
so you could steam your wallpaper off.
Anyway, this seem like it works,
seem like the reasonable solution to me.
Just gonna put a little bit of water in our steamer,
it doesn't need a whole lotta water,
actually it's pretty conservative really.
(water gurgling softly)
I've just plugged the steamer into the power
and, so we'll let that warm up a little bit
and this is the return hose
and I'm guessing if you're,
like obviously, if you're in a different environment
or if you had a flash of steam,
you'd have return hose,
but no, we haven't got one.
So, I've found if you just pop it in the bucket
with some water,
when you need to re-top up your heater later on,
you've already got the hot water that's recycled,
So, it's kinda saves a whole lotta time,
especially, after you get into it for a while.
Pop it into your bucket.
So, if the bloody thing will stay under the water a bit.
So, while it's warmin' up,
we've got to make our decapping stand up.
So, I've got this little decanter machine thing
that I bought.
It's just a couple of boxes, really,
with some holes in the bottom.
And, so, we'll put that together
and then we'll go from there.
Drop this over there.
That's the top bit.
This is just your little base bit
where the honey's gonna collect.
You got your little honey tap.
Better shut that.
Otherwise, it'll be a bit pointless.
All the bloody honey will be on the ground.
And then, you sit it on top of there.
It came with a little bit of
nylony mesh stuff, but I didn't think much of that
so, I've got some of this nice stainless steel
aluminum mesh that I had.
And, that goes in the bottom, like thus.
The interesting thing with this Honey Paw thing is
that instead of, like with the knife,
you're going long ways down the down the frame
these says you gotta go sorta
up and down on the short length
so, the directions tell me.
How's that for a surprise,
I even read the directions.
Now, that'll be a shock to the viewers, won't it?
Anyway, so I thought right,
what I'm gonna do,
ack, I thought I had the frame in this box
it's gonna be a right pain in the ass, isn't it?
So, rightio, well I had,
went for a bit of a fossick around in the shed.
This is why you should never throw anything away.
Even though my sister-in-law wouldn't believe that,
but you shouldn't, huh.
Anyway, so I've got me oven tray,
so, that'll be cool.
So, I've popped the oven tray up here
and I thought, well, that'll be good.
It's got a nice little stabilizing bar up front.
So, I thought okay, we'll put the frame up here
and obviously, then you're gonna have to run
the Pawer kinda up and down.
Where is she?
Where is me machine?
And then, it runs up and down
like this shh, shh.
But, you can imagine after about 10 or 20 of that lot
I got a bit shit off with that.
So, I went for another fossick
and I found myself a used, beaut stand.
And, I thought, look at that,
that would work.
So, well, I could rest my bee frame against there.
I won't have to hold it up.
I thought that was pretty bloody clever.
But then, of course, how do you hold the full thing up?
So, waste not want not
here at The Bush Bee Company.
So, we need some trusty wire, hair pliers
and something that every beekeeper
should have lying around the house,
a couple of ends for your frames.
Now, I thought, well, that'll make a cool little stand,
little holdy uppy standy bits.
Look at that.
You even got the little grooves.
Sit that on there.
Sit that on there.
Like that, like that.
Oh, hell, that's a bit slippery dip.
So, I think, maybe we better, that's what the wires for.
We might wire this bit first,
what do you reckon?
Where are we gonna square it up?
I reckon that looks about the right height.
So, I reckon, if we just stick a bit of wire in there.
Twist that up a bit.
I'm not sure.
I'll bet you could buy a proper stand, can't ya?
Where would be the fun in that?
There'd be no adventure.
Top quality pair of pliers bloke's got here.
(cameraman laughs) (gasping) Shit!
That's not good to be in there.
You, get out of there, little shitter.
Gah, language, bloody hell.
Somethin' else I thought was pretty cool
with using the end bars,
they come pre-drilled.
You don't even have to drill your own holes.
How good's that?
Now if anybody's wondering,
these are actually commercial stove racks.
So, this is a little bit of commercial black
non-EU sets food safe.
It's just been a bit used for somethin' else.
'Cause I've bought a old commercial stove,
so that I could nick the door off it for my pizza oven.
And, I thought, well,
I threw most of it away,
but I kept these racks
'cause I was going to make myself
a cool, American-style barbecue, but...
Jolly gosh, I've got a bit distracted being a beekeeper.
Is that stupid thing warmin' up?
Doesn't sound like it.
- [Cameraman] Did you turn it on?
- Yeah, well I plugged it in.
I don't think it turns on, oh.
Plug that bit in, that'd be good (chuckles).
There we go.
Well, it's better when you plug it in properly.
So, here we go, here we go.
I reckon that's the go.
I've got a nice little stand.
Well, we'll find if it works in a minute,
if we had the bloody steamer hot.
But, anyway, we've just gotta wait for that for a minute.
And, what comes after this,
you can rest your frame here.
Run your Paw up and down.
So, you when you pop your frames now,
you can just decap the frames, nice and easy.
All your honey's gonna pour in the bottom here
and I like this little lip bit
'cause then you can't push the full thing off.
That was almost purposely designed for the job.
As a matter of fact, it almost works so good,
I'm not sure whether I wanna buy
the commercial version of it.
When you're livin' in the bush, of course,
you've gotta utilize every opportunity.
So, guess what this is?
Any guesses out there?
This happens to be the frame warming box (chuckles).
So, we've got our frame sittin' in here.
Nice and warm, well, it's not a hot day.
So, you put 'em in here on a hot day,
you don't have to extract the shit.
It just runs on the floor and out the back,
hence the reason why the door's a bit sticky.
I got real fancy in here
and I made these little lips here
so me boxes can't slide off.
They're bloody heavy to lift.
Oh snap, I think I need myself a proper carryon,
oh my God it's heavy!
So, I reckon it's gettin' warm now, I reckon.
Oh, she's startin' to feel hot.
So, when they get this from the factory,
comes with these two little outlets
like, just this base of this adaption.
I've still got the other one, believe it or not, in the box.
But that jolly hose is pretty hot
and this, this hose actually comes with the steamer
from the hardware store.
And it's supposed to be for to get your,
so, I just went down the shop
and bought a little 10 mil nipple.
Screwed out that one,
put the nipple in
so I could actually thread this straight on.
And then you've got, sorta like, the feeder hose.
It's got to bit of insulation
and I'm reckoning, if I got motivated,
I should put a bit of insulation on that.
But, my patented design here,
actually gives it somewhere to stay away from your hand.
If you start from that end and work that way.
We're just doing this to show you.
So, probably take me longer to clean up,
than it will to bloody get that bit of honey we've got here.
But, I thought it was worth doin' while the man was home.
Anyway, so, you rest your frame up there like that.
Obviously, you gotta hold onto it.
And, I found if you start from this end,
and you just put that on there, it's nice and hot.
Like that, you don't wanna be in too big a hurry.
I'm sure if I got a bit more kick ass steamer,
you probably get a bit more excited.
Thing I really liked about this deal though,
like, kinda, is anybody who's got
a normal knife cuttin' the caps off,
the bloody frames are never quite even, are they?
I mean, this is pretty good, this one,
but in the grand scheme of things,
you gotta go around corners and stuff around
and try and get into the grooves and stuff.
Well, this groovy thing's got the angles in it.
So you can go all around
and cut different angles
And very fresh, this honey.
What a day, fresh little comb.
Pop that into our extractor.
Hopefully there will be enough
of these few little frames to make the thing run.
(upbeat acoustic music)
I reckon it's pretty groovy.
Look at that.
That's been extracted really nicely.
This is super fresh,
like this is just one season.
Like, first this season,
first time out of the spinner
and you could use an old knife on that.
Geez, usually bits and pieces of crap goin' everywhere.
Whereas that's spun out really nice
and still together.
So, hopefully, where we get the other side out,
we might still have a sticking that we can reuse.
Looking good, hey, that's kinda crazy, isn't it?
Look at that.
Obviously, the girls had changed
what they were feeding on halfway through this frame.
See that dark nectar there?
That's probably eucalyptus
and this is probably the wild flowers
and I guess, how groovy is that?
So, when you buy a small batch honey,
that's what you're gonna get,
although, here, we got it mixed up.
But, generally, it'll swap over
and you'll get a whole different range,
whole different flavor.
I've gone with just these containers.
This is a 30 liter one or 20 liter one.
And, these are actually my settling tanks.
So, as you seen out there,
we filter the honey just to get the wax
and muck out of it.
And then, you let it settle,
so all the sediment will come to the top.
I don't know if we want the lid off, do we?
So, we get a little bit of wax settlement on the top.
So, anyway, so you let it settle here
for, I don't know, about a week, I suppose,
with the pins, but yeah,
usually ends up being a bit more than a week,
but that would be a minimum.
And, you just get these cool little honey taps.
Obviously, most people would know what they are,
but if you haven't seen them,
they're just basically a sliding tap.
Now, you'd have pails that they come in all different sizes.
There you go, couldn't get much more natural
than that, could ya?
So, doesn't get much more natural than that.
This is beautiful, natural honey.
It's come straight out of our hives to you.
So, if you are interested in gettin' some,
just go to thebushbeecompany.com
and this natural honey can be on your toast in the morning.
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