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1) Calculate your yield in weight. Working with comb honey, plan on 1-2% being wax and the rest being honey. Example:
1 lb comb honey x .98 = 15.7 ounces extracted honey (by weight)
2) Convert the weight to volume. For each pound of extracted honey, plan on a yield of 1.33 cups. Example:
1 lb comb honey = 15.7 oz x 1.33 = 21 ounces by volume
Working with a 1 lb comb, you will need a 2-cup jar, a 1/2-cup jar, and a spoon to eat the extra ounce.
Always have more jars ready than you think you will need. If you're trying to crush honey out of brood comb, have way fewer jars ready than you think you will need.