LCBA June 2016 Meeting report

In addition to the regular LCBA business meeting, the main topic covered in the LCBA meeting held on June 20, 2016 was a presentation by KSBA President Ray Tucker on honey harvesting and extracting. Earlier in the evening, however, members present enjoyed a couple other interesting topics: Randy Ison shared suggestions and tips on preparing honey for show at the KY State Fair; and Dr. Robert Martin had brought his recently acquired flow hive to the meeting, and he gave a brief talk and a demonstration on how this device worked. Click here to read more on the evening’s events in the LCBA Newsletter, and view the photo gallery below. Photo credits: Imants Rizenbergs and Hilary Forsyth.

LCBA Secretary Tony Saylor, and LCBA President David Gilbert prepare for the evening's meeting

LCBA Secretary Tony Saylor, and LCBA President David Gilbert prepare for the evening’s meeting

Dr. Robert Martin brought his flow hive to the meeting

Dr. Robert Martin brought his flow hive to the meeting

The flow hive frames are made of plastic comb, ready to be filled with nectar

The flow hive frames are made of plastic comb, ready to be filled with nectar

Dr. Martin demonstrates inserting the metal bar which cracks open the plastic comb, allowing honey to flow

Dr. Martin demonstrates inserting the metal bar which cracks open the plastic comb, allowing honey to flow

Dr. Martin demonstrates inserting the metal bar which cracks open the plastic comb, allowing honey to flow

Ray Tucker displays a fully-capped honey frame, ready to be harvested, while Doug Brock looks on

Ray Tucker displays a fully-capped honey frame, ready to be harvested, while Doug Brock looks on

Robert Martin observes while Ray Tucker uses a knife to uncap the cells in a honey frame

Robert Martin (left) and Doug Brock (right) observe while Ray Tucker uses a knife to uncap the cells in a honey frame

Dan Crockett uses a spiked roller to pierce the cappings of a honey frame, while Imants Rizenbergs watches

Dan Crockett uses a spiked roller to pierce the cappings of a honey frame, while Imants Rizenbergs and Julie Faulkner watch

Ray Tucker's daughter, Rebecca, uses a capping scratcher to make sure that all the honey cells are uncapped

Ray Tucker’s daughter, Rebecca, uses a capping scratcher to make sure that all the honey cells are uncapped

Ray tucker and Doug Brock steady the honey extractor as frames in the barrel are spun and honey flows out into a sieve placed over a metal container

Ray tucker and Doug Brock steady the honey extractor as frames in the barrel are spun and honey flows out into a sieve placed over a metal container

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