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Author Topic: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?  (Read 1600 times)
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« on: June 27, 2009, 09:30:25 PM »

For some reason I was thinking that a shallow super yielded approximately 65 pounds of honey. However I extracted 7 supers and have around 300 pounds. I guess some of them were not packed full but at that rate it looks more like 40 pounds each. Maybe I was remembering how much a full super weighs which of course is more then the weight of the honey you will get out. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 09:45:34 PM »

I harvested 2 mediums (6 5\8 ") last year and got 60 lbs. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 10:21:58 PM »

I did a crush and strain on one medium frame yesterday and got a bit over 4 lbs.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 10:24:54 PM »

a ten frame deep full of honey weighs 90 pounds. a medium full of honey weights 60 pounds. An eight frame medium full of honey weighs 48 pounds.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 10:33:14 PM »

That is what the super weighs, not how much honey you will get.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 10:52:50 PM »

>I extracted 7 supers and have around 300 pounds. I guess some of them were not packed full but at that rate it looks more like 40 pounds each.

Sounds like a good yield to me. I usually get in the neighborhood of 28-35 lbs per shallow. This is after straining etc.  Depends on the year and how drawn out (thickness) the frames are.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 07:24:09 AM »

 Well filled 5 3/4, 10 frame supers about 40 lbs. 8 frame about 32 lbs. this is about max.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 07:58:29 AM »

How much does a pint jar hold in Lbs?
I've been averaging a pint per frame and up to 12 pints per 10 frame shallow. But I know they weren't maxed out.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 08:20:58 AM »

pt = 22oz most of the time (some say 24 oz). Moisture content will affect weight.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 08:52:04 AM »

 I seem to average one full 5 gal bucket for every 2 shallows extracted.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 11:19:48 AM »

Thanks everyone for the replies. I must have been confused. Oh well still a good year so far. I left 4 full supers that were not capped on the bees and there is still the summer flow to come which is going to be huge (fingers crossed). So I already have more honey this year then I did in total last year.
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