Can honey be harvested by cutting the caps, turning it over, and letting it drip out over night? Would it help to lay it flat for one night on each side? Would it work if the caps were cut deeper? How would the honey do if it was allowed to settle instead of being filtered? I am thinking I will not have many frames and I have plenty of time.

I am looking for a harvest method that does not use an extractor. I would rather not destroy the comb using crush and strain. My 2 hives spent all summer making 16 frames for their brood chamber. I think the comb building is very time consuming for them. I have no comparison as both hive started as 4 frame nucs. They did not bother to make me any honey.