Below, pictures from our Sept 15 2012 honey spinning workshop/party in Winlock, WA.
Above: before spinning frames, you have to get them out of supers . . . & get bees (gently!) off the frames. It's useful to have an empty super, bagged in plastic, nearby to slip frames into once you've brushed the girls off. Below: uncapping a frame filled with stored honey.
Below, close-up of hot knife uncapping honey cells:
Scrape the hot knife from the bottom up for better control:
Here, two uncapped frames sit in extractor, ready for spinning:
Above: sometimes you have to hang onto that extractor while it spins; below, straining honey to keep out wax & other solids.
Below: "This honey has a fine bouquet. . . ."
. . . And the girls agree: below, some of our host's bees trying to recoup some honey after the uncapping tank was loaded back into its owner's truck.
At left, blackberry honey; at right, clover honey. Flavors depend on what the bees found to feed on.
Honey for tasting at Gardening For Everyone, Centralia College, Sept 22, 2012.