That could be an interesting experiment - to extract one and crush the other. I don't have an extractor, but my bee club does and lends it out.
I took a bee workshop at the John Campbell Folk School and the instructor, Virginia Webb, whose sourwood honey won best honey in the world at Apimondia, left us to take half the class to visit her hives.
Our job was to clean the extractor.
We took it apart to clean it - there was no way to get down into it without doing so - in doing so I forgot the rule my father taught me of drawing a diagram first and keeping nuts in the right place by screwing them onto what they are attached to after undoing it. Needless to say, putting it back together was a challenge - none of us had ever seen an extractor before.
It took FIVE of us struggling and finally we got it in place - so now I feel like I REALLY understand how the extractor is put together and works!
:lol: :lol: :lol: Linda T in Atlanta