I am a first year beekeeper with one (soon to be two) hives. I am hopeful I will get a few frames of honey this first year and have been reading all I can on extraction. There are no beeks around here with extractors that I know of, and I certainly cannot justify an extractor at this point. I know I can crush and strain, but would like to build up a supply of comb.
The thought came to mind, can I just use a food grade 5 gallon bucket? It seems a single frame of honey could be scratched then placed in the bucket at an angle, with one end of the frame on the bottom and the other resting against the side. Then, just swing the bucket around in a circle, all the while avoiding dislocating my shoulder. After a (few?) swings turn the frame over and extract the other side. Would certainly not want to do it for many frames, but would try it for a few.
Will this work, or is it just another dumb question from one who has no experience yet?