You should know that a honey super is the part of a beehive where the honey is collected. There are around eight to ten frames in each honey super. The worker bees store all the nectar in the honeycomb of a frame. After the supers are full with nectar, the beekeepers then work by taking the full honey supers from the hive and extracts the honey. Before the beehive gets winterized, all of these steps must be done.
Honey extracting companies use drums that have rotating wire baskets to harvest the honey. All the combs that have been sealed with wax by the bees will be collected by the beekeeper and are put into the basket. The bee keeper will then decide if he or she is going to turn the drum using a motor or will he or she be using only the hands. The honey will then fly out of the comb and onto the drum where it will slowly drain through the spigot.
If that was too long for you then try the shorter version of how to extract honey.
What you do first remove the frames.
If you plan on extracting honey from the beehive, make sure you have the right equipment to do so. You are going to need a helmet or a veil to protect your head from stings, bee suit for protecting your body and gloves for the hands. You will need a ton of things like a smoker and a hive tool, a wheel borrow and a trash bag as well. It is imperative that you have a sheet of plywood to cover up the empty hive bodies as well as the frame gripper; you are also going to need an empty hive body for each of the super of honey.
You need to take the supers to the area where the honey will be extracted and without the gear, you will not be able to do this. You need to make sure that you take all the frames without irritating the bees; this is how you can avoid stings and getting a honey room full of bees.
Before you remove the first frame, make sure that you already have all of the needed equipment on your or next to you. You need to have the right equipment because things will go smoothly if you do so; you don’t want to miss on the wheelbarrow and even your gloves because that will be a huge problem. The thing about the equipment is that it plays a huge part in bee extracting; stings from bees are not good at all and without the protective gear, you will get a lot of them.