Well, I got 2 quarts and 2 pints of honey out of 3 supers..as I drained my little single frame extractor, I put one of my wifes nylon stocking over the gate valve and all the big pieces of wax went into that. and there is wax to beat the band...no bee parts, just wax.. I hung the stocking up over a drip pan in the car....and the sun did the rest. I found out that you don't squeeze the stocking full of warm wax and honey....the wax tends to leak thru I think . anyway, from the cappings alone, I am getting nearly one of those pints that I mentioned.
I think I am gonna have a new tagline....
Nothing is as sweet as your own honey!
And guys, you can take that aNy Way you want!
And thanks guys....for all the advice...I really needed it.
Lessons that I have learned-
1] the frames need to be warmed- honey flows easier and more quickly and there is less wax from ruptured cells that are not expelling honey.
2] extracting is a mess for the house. Clean up asap or let the bees do it if possible.
3] There is an extreme small amount of honey in the bottom of the extractor...I have set that near one of the hives to let them clean it up...
4] a solar extractor is a must for cappings...[I am thinking of making my own. I got the wood to house it. Just need some glass...
Any other lessons that need to be conveyed...let me know...I am ready to learn some more..