I apologize in advance for asking about this because I know it has been discussed, but I can't find it.
I am going to need to extract some honey from frames I have stored in the freezer and the way this "Spring" has been going, I expect it will be cool when I do it.
I am looking for ideas for building a "hot box" to warm the frames prior to extraction. I have read where others have just stacked the supers with a light bulb inserted. I have also read about using a box fan for drying out uncapped honey. So I would like to try this. Couple of questions:
Does the light bulb go at the top or bottom, or doesn't it matter?
Use a regular old light bulb or something hotter like a floodlight or heat lamp? Maybe the heat lamp would be too much?
If I remember correctly, place a box fan on top with the "hot box" raised up a bit to allow the air to escape. Correct?
Right now, I may be short on enough supers so am thinking of making a box out of 2" foamboard and using some scrap wood to act as hangers for the frames.
Any ideas are appreciated. J