Honey Amounts

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  1. five

    five New Member

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    How many quarts of honey are typically in a nine frame
    honey super that is chock full?
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know but the answer might be in the files. Is that super a shallow or an Illinois medium?

    and honey is typically measured in pounds rather than quarts.
     

  3. five

    five New Member

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    It is a shallow super. This is my first extraction, three years into beekeeping.
     
  4. ccjersey

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    I extracted 80-ish medium frames that were drawn the first time spaced 10 frames per super and got about 20 gallons. I would guess you should get a full flat (12) of quarts to be sure you have enough to hold it all, but I would expect about 8 quarts.

    I was told that the second time the bees fill the comb they will draw the cells deeper than the first if they are spaced for 9 frames instead of 10,
     
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    Thanks, we had 18 small frames and extracted 4.5 gallons. I did not have a scale that would weigh a quart, I don't know what the weight would be.
     
  6. ccjersey

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    I was wrong by over 100%!

    Good on you.

    A quart will have approximately 3 pounds of honey in it or 12 pounds per gallon.