When extracting using a tangential:
1. Place each frame against the wall of the basket, with each frame pointing in the same direction. The correct number of frames and positioning must be used to ensure that the extractor is balanced.
2. Remember that the cells are not formed perpendicular to the frame's foundation, but slightly slanted. Bees form the cells this way to counter the effects of gravity and minimize the amount of nectar that escapes the cells as the bees place it in them. Therefore, you must spin the extractor in the right direction to take advantage of this fact. If you spin in the wrong direction, some of the honey will remain in the cells, and some cell damage would occur.
3. The first spin should remove approximately half of the honey from one side of the frame. If you spin to remove all the honey from one side of the frame, and if you spin too rapidly, you could damage the comb by excessive pressure applied to the emtpy side of the frame from the honey-filled other side of the frame. This is especially true with wireless comb, or with wired comb that is newly drawn and not yet hardened enough.
4. After a proper first spinning, flip the frames and do the second spin in reverse, but this time completely emptying the honey from that side of the frame.
5. Do a final flip and spin in the opposite direction of the second spin, to remove the remaing honey from the side of the frame that was partially extracted on the first spin.