As I indicated earlier, we knew we were going to have a good honey season, with all the white clover this year. I'll go through the process the way we do it.
After Kathy removes the cappings, I put two frames in the extractor. It has a 4 to 1 ratio. I crank about 75 turns, flip the trays to the opposite side and crank again. It works pretty well and the frames come out in decent shape, with most of the cells pretty intact.
|Looking down inside the extractor. A cage on each side holds a frame.|
After extracting the honey from the frames, we pour the honey into our 5 gallon filtering pail. It has two fine filters, so only the honey flows through. No wax, bug parts or anything else. It was only about 80 degrees so it moved fairly slowly through the filters.