After inspecting my brood last week I realised how heavy my flow super was. We noticed allot of capped honey today so we went ahead and tried the flow extraction of honey for the first time. And I must say it was a fast and fantastic. Although the traditional way is fun but sticky and hard work, to get my family’s 1ltr or 1kg fix of honey per week from my own back yard was easy and satisfying with hardly any disruption to the colony. PLEASE NOTE: Bee keeping is more than extracting honey. I do have to suit up, monitor and inspect my girls regularly for pest, disease and to see how my queen is laying, etc etc. I find they are like all my pets, you need to watch and monitor them daily. I do anyway. So I found harvesting the honey via flow frames to be the easiest job of the whole bee keeping experience.
Our first jar 1 ltr of honey filled in 3 minutes, and the 2nd 1ltr jar filled in 10 minutes. I noticed one bee on the edge got stuck during the extraction but as soon as I turned the key back (in upper slot) she walked out.