Development of Pedal Operated Honey Extractor

Akinnuli, B.O. and Awopetu, O. O. and Ikubanni, P.P. and Agboola, O.O. (2016) Development of Pedal Operated Honey Extractor. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 16 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN ISSN: 2231-0843

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Bees are winged insects that produce honey by their activities with the nectar of flowers. The honey produced is sweet and are finding replacement for sugar nowadays. Honey bees live in hives where the honey combs being formed by the bees are being deposited. Various methods had been exploited in extracting this honey from the honey comb both traditionally and by different designs of extractors from the primitive to a modern one. Although the former design which was locally produced in Nigeria was hand driven which functions quite efficiently, however, there is need for new innovation that involved the introduction of pedaled mechanism. An existing honey extractor design was improved upon with the introduction of pedal mechanism as compared to the hand driven one with the aim of extracting the honey in the most hygienic way with the suitable materials required. The efficiency of the machine was estimated to be 85 per cent, which was compared to the former available designed one of 83 per cent efficiency. The cost analysis for the production of the machine was included in the work which was estimated to be #48750 (US$243.75).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 12:32
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 12:32

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