Since I have a small farm that bring in a little money, jumping into bees can be counted as a business expense. This year I worked two jobs and if I buy all my bee stuff in 2004, I pay less taxes. So I have about a week to place an order. I think I'm going to start with five hives, but use just four hives the first year. I'm to the point now where I'm thinking about getting the honey out of the hive and into jars. I remember a friend once gave me a jar of honey that a beekeeping friend of his gave to him. I could see why he was passing it on to me. It tasted waxy. I would like to make sure I have the appropriate equipment so that my honey doesn't taste waxy. So .... would I want to do this in my tiny kitchen, or maybe in my shop with a cement floor? It seems I would want to use the fifth, unused hive to help me carry ten frames of honey back to the house/shop. Once there, I would need to use a hot knife to cut the caps, right? And some sort of large bin so that when I cut the caps I can save the caps and the honey. I would then take the frames and put them in the extractor. I would then empty the extractor into a bucket with a filter. And then a finer filter. And a finer filter. I'm looking through the 2003 Dadant catalog and I'm considering the following equipment hot knife bin extractor filtering system Any advice here?