One word of warning about the honey gate – never, never, never turn your back on the honey gate. That small piece of molded plastic is evil
. If you have extracted 85 pounds of honey, and set a filter bucket under the gate, and opened it, do not turn away for a second. Not even if a bee stings you in the palm. Not even if you step backwards into the space heater that’s warming the room. Not even if you lunge forward into the table holding the supers, shaking your hand while rubbing your leg. Because if you do…the honey, in that moment will pile up faster than the laws of gravity should allow. You’ll lunge for the gate and wind up honey coated, bee stung, burnt, and mashed. You do not even
want to know how I know this.