I am a beginning beekeeper, planning ahead for 2-4 two hives. When I finally get honey I will not have to access to an extractor and will have to crush and strain. I do have an antique apple press (without the inner bucket) and was wondering if I can put the comb into the press and just crank it down to crush the comb. There is a spout at the bottom to drain the honey into the strainer over a bucket. I am sure I can exert enough pressure to compact the comb quite a bit, but wonder if I will get it all out, or if I will trap some in the crushed comb.
Does anyone have any experience with such a device/method?