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  1. #1
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    Which way is the most efficient way to extract honey from frames, with the top bar leading or the bottom bar leading in a 4 frame extractor? I can't seem to tell a lot of difference in either way.
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  2. #2
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    If your are talking about a tangent type, when I reverse my frames I also reverse the top bar for bottom bar, and do it twice, so when I'm done the bottom bar is in the same place as when I started. Maybe more work than necessary but that is the way I do it. So in reality, "what a concept", I turned the frames 3-times.
    \"ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN DRIED UP<br />THE LAST TREE BEEN CUT DOWN<br />THE LAST WILD FISH CAUGHT<br />WILL MAN REALIZE YOU CAN\'T EAT MONEY\"<br />GHANDI (?)

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    The bottom bar should be leading when spinning, in other words all the bottoms should be facing either counter clockwise or clockwise and spin toward the bottom bar.
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    Why should the bottom bar be leading? What does it change?

  5. #5
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    The slant in the comb (cell), from top bar to bottom bar something like 10-15 degrees. Maybe not that steep.
    \"ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN DRIED UP<br />THE LAST TREE BEEN CUT DOWN<br />THE LAST WILD FISH CAUGHT<br />WILL MAN REALIZE YOU CAN\'T EAT MONEY\"<br />GHANDI (?)

  6. #6
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    The slope on the cells varies but mostly it runs from 12 to 15 degrees.
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