This is our handy bucket strainer system for use extracting honey, via the crush-and-strain method.
To use: simply place honeycombs into the top bucket (which is lined with a screened bag), smash up the combs, place the the lid on top and wait for your honey to drain into the bucket below. Place the buckets in the sun (making sure the lid is on tight so no insects get in) or in a heated room and let gravity do the work.
Used for harvesting from horizontal top bar hives, Warre hives and foundationless Langstroth hives!
Seemed to work okay overall, but the strainer bag ripped open after one use.
Works great makes honey harvesting easy!
I love this bucket strainer system. I have 2 Warre Hives, and before I saw and purchased the bucket system, I was straining by hand through cheese cloth into mason jars. Sticky business. This is so much more effiecient, if you have the time. I don’t sell my honey, so there was no urgency to the harvest. The design is simple, old-school, and does not take up a lot of space. Easy to clean, too. Thanks for a great product.
Excellent - better in black.
It's worked out really well--simple and functional. Thanks!