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gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 11:59 am    Post subject: How much honey?  Reply with quote    

Just out of curiosity, how much honey might I get from a standard national super?

OH says after lifting it, about 25/30 lbs. I need to order jars.

BahamaMama



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 2315
Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was given the following guide:-

1 x capped super = 3lbs
1 x capped brood = 5lbs

That seems pretty accurate for my bees.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Extract it, whilst it's settling in a plastic bucket weigh it on bathroom scales. Order jars.
Or order a gross anyway because they are cheaper that way.

BahamaMama



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 2315
Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have just bought some second hand kit from a chap who is emigrating and the best bit at the moment is the 55 jars that are included

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7085
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got honey jars coming out of my ears, I too was given loads ages ago, just need fresh lids as they do rust quite quickly even if they've not been used.

But I'd go with the 3lb / 5lb estimate unless you've been giving them extra space on the supers and then really fat ones can get upto 5lbs each.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I`ve ordered 100 jars.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hardly anyone around here has honey. The weather has been so bad all summer.

johnc



Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 100
Location: Hay on Wye
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 15 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No we haven't got anything worth extracting either

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