Yeah Moots, I got to thinking about it and thought that probably didn't come across like I wanted it to.
Still doing some reading on the extractors, thanks.
Perfectly understandable, we've all done it. :) Just having a little fun with you, thanks for taking it in stride. :lol:
I noticed that first post was at 04:30ish...those early morning post can be tricky, I've made a few of those myself and later in the day wondered, exactly what was I thinking? :lol:
As for for extractor issue. I will offer one more piece of advice that hopefully will prove helpful. This is my first year, the plan was to have 2 to 3 hives. Well, next thing you know, I'm all in...loving the new hobby, catching swarms, getting swarm calls, doing a cut out or two, etc. etc.
By late summer i'm at 10 or 11 hives and actually end up pulling honey from 6 of them...10, 8 frame mediums of capped honey.
The point being, when I bought my 6/9 frame electric extractor, I thought it was overkill, more extractor than I would ever want or need. While I love it, and it performed great during that extraction, and I'm sure me being a newbie slowed down the process more so than the extractor...It became obvious rather quickly that more extractor capacity sure would move the process along...
Point of my story....When it comes time for you to make your decision...If you find yourself torn between two options. I'd suggest going with the larger capacity. While your thought process might be telling you it's overkill and more extractor than you need, my limited experience is telling me that probably won't be the case.