Remove the bees from your honey supers quickly and easily using our honey harvesting equipment. There are three main tools for harvesting honey: a bee brush, an escape board, or a fume board.
Use a bee brush to simply brush the bees out of the way when harvesting honey.
An escape board is a "door" you place on the hive between the supers and the brood chamber. Its design allows bees to exit the super, but does not allow them back in. This clears all the bees out of the hive in about 24 hours.
The fume board is placed above the honey supers after you spray its cloth insert with a bee repellent like Bee-Go or Bee Quick. The bees hate the smell of the repellent and will retreat within a few moments into the brood chambers, leaving the supers bee-free and ready to harvest.
We've used all the honey equipment below, and for our small-scale commercial honey operation, we like harvesting with a fume board applied with Bee-Go.