EXTRACTION PROCESS & FACILITIES
All Frygana beehives are located at Serifos island, Greece, where all extraction, filtering and bottling procedures take place.
Harvesting and extracting honey is a pleasant but also arduous at the same time process for the beekeepers.
Once all honey combs have been sealed with wax by bees, they are ready for harvest. Thus, we take the frames that are full with honey to our specially designed facilities for the extraction process to take place.
First, the frames are placed onto the exfoliating counter, where we clean the pieces of wax that have been sealed along with honey. This wax is collected and makes the core ingredient for the production of wax ointments.
Afterwards, we insert the frames to the honey extractor. In this machine, the frames are spinned and, due to the centrifugal power produced, honey comes out of the frames.
The next step is to move the honey from the extractor to maturation containers where it is left still for about 2 to 3 days.
Honey has the property to clean itself during this period, by lifting to its surface any foreign objects that might have been left in it, such as pieces of wax, propolis, etc., which are again removed. Now, the honey is ready to be shipped to the standardization facilities of the Agricultural Beekeepers' Association of Serifos (ΤÜV AUSTRIA certified) where it is stored stainless steel containers.
The Association takes a random sample of this honey from a container and sends it for a detailed chemical analysis by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The results of this analysis define the variety of honey, indicate whether it has the right amount humidity and if it meets all other standards that make honey suitable for consumption.
As long as it meets all these quality standards, our honey is jarred by the standardization facilities of the Association, and then distributed to the market.