I put my frames in with the top bar facing outward. I know they are not made that way but it helps prevent as much distortion that happens when I lay them flat. Then let the amount of force needed to turn the crank tel you how fast to turn. there is no hurry. As for the sticky frames, its normal. If you store the frams wet they will mold. Your best bet is to put them back on the hive and let the bees clean them up. There is a lot of year left so you will most likely need another super anyway. Good luck and enjoy your honey.