Several methods have been historically used to get liquid honey from tbh comb.I have used the crushed comb/strained method. Others have used a comb press. Both these methods destroy the comb.
Anyone have experience with the press approach?
Has any one tried a non-destructive method?
I have thought it might be possible to scratch the cappings off of a comb. Place it in a cage which would support the comb. And then lay the comb/cage horizontal, letting the honey drain out. The cage could be rotated and the other side could drain.
This concept could be expanded into a box that would hold multiple combs which could be rotated. Might work for a guy with a few tbhs who wants to save the comb.
And it might work for a guy with a few Lang type hives. I have about half a dozen deep supers of honey left over from last summer. I will do a little experimenting with the scratch and drain approach.