I have an 18 frame motorized extractor which I am going to use for spring honey harvest in April. Right now I have 3-6 supers full I am going to extract because I am moving those hives to my country yard and want them light. Orange blossom is just beginning and will be in full bloom by the end of the month at my country yard.
I also have my 2 frame hand crank extractor.
If I were to extract in the 18 framer, and when I'm done get out as much honey as possible and then cover well, is it a bad idea to leave it like that til my next extraction in 8 weeks? Or do I need to clean thoroughly--in which case I would use my 2 framer. I got the 18 framer after fall harvest, have not used it yet.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF