The uncapped frames are placed into the honey extractor for extraction. There are 3 types of extractors, the Radial (90°), Semi Radial (45°) and Tangential (0°) extractors. The angle is the position of the frame to the centre of the extractor.
The extractor that we use is a 10 frame motor driven tangential and can extract 40 frames per hour (10 frames per 15 minutes). The frames are loaded with the top bars facing the wall of the extractor. The advantage of this type of extractor means continuous operation and the frames do not need reversing to extract the honey from the other side.