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  1. #1
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    Default Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    I was going to try and find a foundationless thread and put this in it, but couldn't find one that made sense so I started this one. I harvested 18 foundationless frames today, mostly tangentially and only had 2 frames that tried to blow out a little bit on me (not a full blow out, bees will be able to fix) and those were 2 new frames drawn this year. I am guessing about 60 or 70 lbs of honey, which I guess considering I robbed them all blind of brood all spring for nuc splits isn't too bad. If our clover survived our little heatwave/drought (cooling off and getting rain again finally) maybe I'll get to harvest again and get the same or more honey.

    Rod

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    Got to love it and I am glad to hear it, I have yet to try to sling a foundationless frame.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    nice!! what size frames?

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    Medium, but I won't hesitate to extract deeps. I extracted a few foundationless deeps last year and as long as I did tang I didn't have any troubles. Just didn't find any deeps that were all honey yet.

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    What kind of extractor? Speed?

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    It is a maxant 3100 handpowered. I have the option of tangential or radial and have decided to used tangential, because even with the flipping of the frames I think it's faster and easier on the frames than radial. The frames were uncapped using a cold serrated knife. I could have done 6 frames tang at a time, but that has them overlap just a hair so I figured I didn't have that many frames to do so I did 3 at a time.

    Rod

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    Excellent! Now send a 2lb jar this way!
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    Now come on Jake you know you've got plenty of honey of your own, not to mention this is some of the lightest and delicious honey I've gotten. I think it's all spoken for.

    Rod

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    Default Re: Foundationless Harvest (extractor)

    I am merely a connoisseur
    One can never have enough honey
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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