Profession honey extractor

Honey extractors operate machines to extract liquid honey from honeycombs. They place decapped honeycombs in honey-extracting machine baskets to empty honeycombs.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Honey varieties

    Varieties of honey based on how they are processed. Some examples: comb honey, strained honey, chunk honey, extracted honey, pressed honey, crystallised or granulated honey, and creamed honey. 

  • Honey constituents

    Constituents of honey such as water, fructose, glucose, sucrose and other sugars and their interactions in the production/extraction of honey products.

  • Centrifugal force

    Apparent force that draws a rotating body away from the centre of rotation. Application to machines that use centrifugal forces.

  • Honey extractors types

    Mechanical devices used in the extraction of honey from honeycombs without destroying the comb. 

Skills

  • Clean honey from pollen

    Clean honey from pollen if the requirement is having a clear honey liquid. Identifies honey impurities, such as wax, body parts of bees, or dust.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Monitor food production documentation

    Conducting document control during different stages of production to monitor production steps and quality.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Handle honeycombs

    Handle honeycombs carefully. Place combs into machine. Remove them when empty and place them in vacant supers. Care for the integrity of the honeycomb, and extract as much honey as possible.

  • Tend honey extraction machine

    Operate a machine such as radial or tangential extractors that extracts honey from combs.

  • Remove wax from honeycombs

    Remove the wax on honeycombs, which covers and fills in cells before centrifugation.

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Differentiate honey depending on the origin

    Differentiate types of honey depending on the origin, such as honeydew honey, blossom honey, monofloral honey, and polyfloral honey.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor centrifugal separators act reliably liaise with colleagues lift heavy weights liaise with managers perform cleaning duties operate centrifuges