Re: Harvesting Honey Soon - Looking for input
Make sure the leaf blower exhaust doesn't go out the same way the air is going or you will have motor oil tasting honey. If possible, use electric, or brush away the bees frame per frame and set them in a empty super with an escape board or some plywood on top. I've seen a sideliner use a 200mph leaf blower on 100+ hives and blow the bees in front of the hive area with no issues from year to year. He also used a "lazy susan" or rather a boat seat pivot to put the super on and rotate the front to the back and vice versa to get the bees out.
You might also want to get some cheese cloth to put over the strainer to microfilter even more.
Good luck and would love to see a post on your homemade extractor!
New 2013, 13 Hives, Zone 6b, 1350'