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« on: June 03, 2010, 10:42:07 PM »

How much extracted honey can someone expect to get from a completely full 10 frame medium super? Thank's, Brad
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:44:35 PM »

10 to 14 quarts
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 12:44:23 AM »

Well, it weighs about 60 pounds and about 40 or 50 of that is honey...
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »

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My medium supers are for 9 frames. I use 8 frames. When combs are full, i can exctract from medium box 30 lbs  honey.  Often frames are not full and fat and I extract about 25 lbs.

So, a fat medium frame has about 3-4 lbs honey. They are not all equally fat.

That is quite close what Michael says.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 01:37:13 PM »

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I calculate my yield  from the number of boxes :

medium 15 kg
Langstroth 20 kg.  Langstroth frames have often pollen stores and thick cell walls because they has been as brood combs.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 02:19:29 PM »

I got about 2 1/2 gallons.    That's pretty close to what Iddee got too!

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 03:27:26 PM »

I got about 2 1/2 gallons.    That's pretty close to what Iddee got too!



lets have a look:

gallon is 4 litres
specific gravity of honey = 1,4

4 x   1,4 x   2,5 =   14 kg

It is about the same what  I have from 9 frame box
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 05:28:57 PM »

And the correct answer is:

ALL OF THE ABOVE.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 07:30:19 PM »

Of course, some years expect 0kg.

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 08:12:12 PM »

I usually tell people a medium yields about 3 gallons of honey give or take. Just about what Iddee said.


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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 09:41:00 AM »

my experience is a bit less than 3 gallons up to 3 gallons.

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