black specks in my honey
When we pulled some frames for extracting, we got a few frames with a little brood in them. Not wanting to get the brood into the honey after extracting, we took the hot knife and cut out the brood. Unfortunately, that also cut into the brood part of the comb, and when we extracted and filtered, there were still tiny bits of black comb in the honey. I've tried a tighter sieve to remove the black specks, and that seems to get most of them, but my question really is about what I SHOULD have done.
Right now, I'm thinking that maybe I shouldn't have touched that area with the hot knife at all, trusting that the extracting process would leave the brood in their cells if those cells were still capped. Is that correct?
Beekeepers must face this issue all the time. Just wondering what the right way is to handle brood in your combs when extracting.