We've pulled a single frame of "honey" (probably including a large fraction of sugar syrup) just to say we've done so. Looks like this year the bees get to keep the rest. We do have an extractor but I'm reluctant to make a mess of it and run it imbalanced.
We've cleaned off one side of a green drone frame of its honey-filled crazy-comb and extracted that by crush and strain, but we'd like to preserve the drawn comb on the one good medium frame we've pulled (drawing comb is our main goal for this startup year). So far I've sliced the caps off and inverted it in a plastic container to drain. At the present rate, we should have a jar of honey by about mid-September. I'm a little surprised it is this slow ... somebody was selling a frame stand for the kitchen table that is supposed to provide honey for your pancakes.
Right now it is in the back of an SUV catching a little sun to warm it up. We're getting about a drop per minute.
Any tips for coaxing it out a little more efficiently?