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Offline Greg Peck

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What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« on: June 27, 2009, 10:30:25 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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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 10:45:34 PM »
I harvested 2 mediums (6 5\8 ") last year and got 60 lbs. 

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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 11:21:58 PM »
I did a crush and strain on one medium frame yesterday and got a bit over 4 lbs.

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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 11:24:54 PM »
Quote from: www.bushfarms.com/bees
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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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 11:33:14 PM »
That is what the super weighs, not how much honey you will get.


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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 11:52:50 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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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 08:24:09 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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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 08:58:29 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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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 09:20:58 AM »
pt = 22oz most of the time (some say 24 oz). Moisture content will affect weight.
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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 09:52:04 AM »
 I seem to average one full 5 gal bucket for every 2 shallows extracted.

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Re: What is the rule of thumb on shallow super honey yield?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 12:19:48 PM »
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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