Since I had a super full of crazy curvy comb – that can happen when you don’t use foundation – I couldn’t just pop my honey frames in an extractor and give them a spin. First, I had to cut the comb from the frames. I used the wires in the frames as a guide, so it all came out in strips.
Then, I smashed it so the honey would be released from the cells,
and let it drip out the bottom into the pot below….
Repeated the process, down to the very last crazy curvy comb.
Now I have roughly two pots of coarse-filter honey that still needs to be fine-filtered, and a pot of beeswax with some residual honey on it.
Next steps are filtering the honey and putting it in jars (or something else, other than my 3 big pots!). And melting the beeswax to release more honey and maybe make some candles.