I've had a lot of folks ask how we get the honey out. I use a heated knife most of the time and cut the caps off. This wax is the cleanest wax in the hive and I use it in hand cream and lip balm.
Sometimes the knife misses a few cells and we have to use scraper. This does the trick but it tends to leave a lot of damage on the frame that the bees have to repair. And it is more time consuming.
Finally the honey comes out of the extractor. While we don't filter our honey as that requires heating, we do strain it so that any stray bits of wax or bee wings are not in the honey. Fine particles of wax and pollen do make it into the honey. If you get the honey super fresh, you can find a whitish foam on the top. That is the wax and bubbles.
Due to some increases in costs this year, our price have gone up a bit, but we have a limited number of larger containers that will provide the high-use customer with a lower per pound price.
1 lb bear or glass - $8
2 lb jars $15
5 lb jar only $35