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oliver90owner 

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I doubt that anyone would do it like that rather than spin - unless they either have no access to an extractor, have allowed the honey to crystallise, have heather honey (where 'cut and squeeze' is probably by far a superior method to 'pulp and heat') or are TBHers.

Surely it is simply 'no contest' if there is a spinner available , or someone is that short of honey they need to extract the odd frame.

From the way your question is framed I would only really be expecting those with that preference and 'spinner availability' to be responding directly.

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If you mean "crush and strain" as opposed to actually melting, I do, as do most top bar hive users - it works well, is low-tech, simple and cheap, and if you have the patience to do it properly will remove at least 90% of the honey :coolgleamA:
 

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I have done it a couple of times for the odd frame or 2 it seems to work well on the very small scale wax to the top honey to the bottom, having said that I think you have to be careful what temp you take the liquid mess to. The honey seems to taste okay though.
 

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not saying anymore in case SWMBO reads this... ;o)
If you have OSR honey thats crystallised in the frames, you have no choice, unless you hold that honey back for the bees to use as winter stores.....

:iagree: with ref to not overheating said "liquid mess".....
 

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