I hope to harvest 2 bars of foundationless Acer maple honey in the next week (not quite capped all the way). This will be my first honey harvest from my bees. With a top bar hive, I don't plan to have huge amounts to harvest all at once. Probably 2-4 bars at a time. I've watched you-tube videos on the actual process. But does anyone want to share their easiest, least messy way of doing this for just a couple of bars/frames?
I guess the one I like the best is to chop the honeycomb up in a bowl into very fine pieces and then load it into a 1/2 gallon mason jar that has a screen over the lid. Tip that up over another 1/2 gallon mason jar and let it drain into that one. Seems simple enough, until the top jar tips over... Has anyone tried this?