It lead me to the question - how on earth does one extract and I then saw the images of 'mashed comb & honey' which resulted in a honey that resembled treacle....mind you the beekeeper was pretty proud of that !
Another link led to a home made press which the beek claims makes a better class of honey with no air in it - more fragrant.
You either cut it as comb honey, or cut it up small, and give it a cursory filter to get out all the big bits - raw honey with all the goodness left in!.... simples!
Low-tech, simple and cheap!
I've got a Warre, and am hoping for a harvest this autumn - this is a photo shortly after it was built, I'm shortly going to be adding a couple of extra boxes at the bottom to allow room..
well that's two ideas anyway !! I am not keen on the 'protein' option....makes me shiver
maybe they do build quickly enough, or perhaps the queen moves down into the new box and leaves a couple of cycles worth of pupae skins in the top boxes, that are then filled with honey ?
seriously though, I am all for 'ease of use' yet we have a warre in the other apiary - and i wonder how many swarms it'll throw as the box sizes do seem rather confining. Anyhow, and is this FATE or what....a customer at one of the shops I supply to has asked for some cut comb honey only last week - so I think I might have a customer all ready and waiting.
I am going to try a home made super frame set into a standard super to start with to try and get some early on - however the warre might well supply the rest.