5 September 2018 - 0 Views - Environment

Starling bees at work

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Starling Hotel Geneva’s bee keepers are pleased to annonce that they achieved their 1st honey harvest successfully !

Here are the processes of the honey harvest and extraction, version “24”.

DAY #1

15h 00 : Opening the hives & using a smoker to calm the bees

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15h10 : Removing the 20 frames filled with capped honey

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15h20 : Sweeping off bees & putting the frames in a new honey supers

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15h20 : Sweeping off bees & putting the frames in a new honey supers

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DAY #2

9h30 : Uncapping the frames with an uncapping fork or a knife

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10h30 : Loading & turning on honey extractor

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10h35 : Honey collecting

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14h29 : Honey weighting

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32.4 KG of honey !

Starling Hotel Geneva warmly thanks the city of Grand Saconnex, particularly its park department team, for its technical and human support for the honey extraction.

Come to taste our homemade honey at Starling Café !

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