The old A.I. Root Co. extractor worked well again. Thanks again to our friends, the Petersons, Jim and Beth, for letting us use this. The JB Weld work I did on the pouring valve worked well and created a good seal, since a crack along the original weld had developed.
It has a 1:4 turn ratio, and will keep spinning fast for some time after you let go of the handle. I spin 50 cranks one direction, rotate the two baskets of frames, then crank again 50 spins.
We still may get some honey, though if last year is an indication there won't be much of an autumn honey flow. I will likely just save out the frames for feeding late fall and in the spring.
|A square of our comb honey|