Honey Harvest

The honey harvest is a delicate process where the upper level of the bee-hive called melgueira (honeypot) is taken off the bee-hive and brought into the harvesting facilities. The melgueira contains the honeypots made of bee-wax filled with the precious and most delicious melipona honey. For extraction, these honey pots get a little cut at the top in order to suck out the honey either with a syringe or a pump. The honey gets then stored in a freezer as it would start fermentation in the hot and humid rainforest climate.

In near future the bee-keeper will be able to sell his honey harvest to an outpost of Amazomel, at the next village where the honey is gathered and prepared to send to the Casa do Mel in Iranduba (AM).

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