Thanks for bring this topic back to life, I had kind of forgotten about it.
Thanks for sharing your theory and calculations...very interesting!
I think you make another great point that has been overlooked in this discussion. Let's for the sake of discussion, concede the fact and say that a 7 frame will produce more honey than an 8 frame.
If you're a small time or hobbyist beek, without a capping spinner, how much of that honey gets lost in the thicker capping and how much do you lose in the harvesting process as compared to the thinner cappings of the frames from the 8 frame setup?
I think folks are constantly trying to build a better mouse trap, they hear that the big boy commercial beeks use one less frame per box, save time and labor, and get more honey....so they do it.
I'm just not convinced that what makes sense for them always translates to the "little guy"
How many Beeks using the "one fewer frame" in the honey super method actually has a capping spinner???
I'm a newbie with plenty left to learn, I've only got two extractions under my belt....But it didn't take me long to figure out a few things....First, there's a bunch of honey left in the cappings. Second, It's a pain and rather inefficient to try and get that honey out of the cappings.