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I'm assuming the extractor is tangential, i.e. frame sits in the basket with one side facing the tub of the extractor and the other toward the center axis? Are you going slow before switching sides; then starting slow again before picking up any speed and switching again?
 

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That would be a tangential extractor. The frames need three goes to do the job. First spin very gentle and expect to only extract about half of the outside wall of honey. (Too much spin will cause the weight of the honey on the inner surface to burst through.) Now flip the frame around and you can spin all of that side out but dont get too gung ho on the speed. Now for the finish 3rd part of the operation, flip frames again so the first side that was only partially extracted is now to the outside again and spin it dry.

The frames shown look like first timers so you have to be a bit more gentle than you will after they toughen up a bit. I dont think the honey was crystallized but if that was the case (canola honey?) it could be a problem. Not likely though. Very cold frames also cause blowouts but in NC not likely either!
 

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New comb, maybe too warm (?), and almost for sure too fast. As mentioned go slow and rotate the frame in the extractor until you get most of the weight off (honey / syrup out of the comb). PS, why extracting syrup.....just curious?
 

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New comb, maybe too warm (?), and almost for sure too fast. As mentioned go slow and rotate the frame in the extractor until you get most of the weight off (honey / syrup out of the comb). PS, why extracting syrup.....just curious?
Watch this video explains it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjhaye0ziSg
I fed strong for 3 months to get drawn comb.
I figured out how to extract them pretty much, still damaged a few, I'm buying plastic from now on.
 

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Yes, it takes skill to extract new drawn comb, but what do you do in a few years with the plastic foundation when it is contaminated with pesticides?

Crazy Roland
 

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Vertical wire foundation also requires horizontal wires and slow fist time spinning.
 
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