Ten capped frames from the first super (honey chamber). We had a second super on, which was not full yet, so we left it in place. We are hoping to get some more honey off it in couple of weeks (end of season).
The old centrifuge that Roland and Yolande gave us. It worked fine!
We had to turn all the heaters on in the bathroom to make it as warm as possible so that the honey would flow out of the comb easier. The centrifuge takes two frames at a time.
Removing the caps prior to loading into the centrifuge.
One tries not to damage the wax comb too much because the bees will reuse the comb. Less energy making wax means more honey faster.
Our first honey going through a coarse filter.
Some empty frames - already centrifuged.
Our haul. Nine liters or about 30 lbs or about 2-1/2 gallons!
It is a from a mix of flowers and tastes great. It is quite runny. It may crystallize naturally after several months. We'll see.