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    Ok, well I put on my super about 2 weeks ago, and it's a medium size. I was wondering if anyone knew the amount of honey I could get from a full medium super?? Any estimates?

    morphic

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    I'd guess 40 pounds of honey.

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    A medium super extracted will produce between 2-2 1/2 gallons of honey.

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    I extracted 28 frames this year and averaged right close to 3 lb per frame. This was frames newly drawn from foundation using 10 frames per super.

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    I use the formula: 1 frame = 1 quart
    Works out just about right.

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    Mine have been working out like dbergess's, that's 2 to 2 1/2 gallons per medium super.

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    In my experience, a medium super that is absolutely plugged will yield 35 pounds of honey. More typical results (full, but perhaps not completely filled and/or not all honey completely capped) will yield around 30 pounds. Mine after the first round of extracting averaged about 31.5 pounds.

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    Seems as though we are all saying pretty close to the same thing.
    one frame = one quart
    one super = 2 - 2.5 gallons (8 frames = 2 quarts)
    one gallon = @ 12 pounds
    3 pounds per frame = 27 pounds and 2.5 gallons = 30 pounds

    Only Michael and Gregg seem to "weigh in" (pun intended) a little on the heavy side.
    :->

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    It occured to me that I was not accounting for the drippings off the cappings. I use PC exclusivly. I scrape off the cappings into the tank to drain off the honey and I was not adding that honey to my totals. Some of those frames on nine frame spacing are pretty thick, the outside ones could be 3/4" drawn outside of the comb.

    I bet my average is closer to 2.75

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