Aha!!! Moonshae and Frantz, gotcha. That queen mating would make sense because I hve this teeny tiny little box that held a frame in it the size of the ones in the picture, I just never put two and two together. That little box has a teeeny tiny place for sugar syrup to be placed, it still had some sweet liquid in it when I cleaned it all out. Those teeny tiny little frames would fit into this little box for sure.
qa33010. Silly.....that can of paint is a good quality outdoor paint I use to paint the hives. They all look almost like brand new now, hee, hee. I like to use a good quality paint because it covers so nicely and is very nice to paint with. A gallon goes a long, long ways.
About the extractor. Hmmm. I'm gonna take a picture. I turned the handle on it the other day and I couldn't believe how easy this machine began to spin, and it spinned and spinned and spinned. But it is a monster machine, it is so ding dang big and heavy. It has a homemade wooden stand too. Eeeks!!! If I have to paint it and clean it up like that, that is gonna be a big job. I am not too sure how I will get inside, but maybe I can fit, hee, hee. There is deep thought that is going to have to go into this extractor thing, and I can't think about it right now, too many other things on my mind, like my bees that are going out of their minds storing nectar!!! Hee, hee.
Couldn't the extractor just be cleaned out really well instead of painted? Isn't steel, steel? I have a steel carving knife that is not stainless, and I think it doesn't hurt us. If it is not painted and/or stainless, can it be poisonous or leach metal into the honey? Comments further required? I have no clue about this, so thoughts would be really appreciated.Ya'll have a most wonderful and beautiful day, this is a life to love livin'. Cindi