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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    We partner, but ownership of everything is kept separate
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    Your costs are really going to rise when you get more bees than you can move on your flatbed truck. (transportation, feeding, loading, extraction, ect. Everything becomes more of a job.)

    One of...
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    Re: What do you do for lights on your loader?

    Sadler, that is a great site. Thanks
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    how far are you going? Can you load them up the night before and get going early if it's not too far?
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    Are you already keeping bees and on what level?
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    What do you do for lights on your loader?

    We have a Mustang 940E. It has a couple of white fog lights on it. I want to upgrade the lights while the bees are in California. What are you guys using for yellow lights and do you also have a...
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    That makes a lot of sense, which is why the deboxer is important to us. We have some pretty good equipment so far. We have a Cowen 60 frame extractor, a new Cowen water jacketed honey sump, and a...
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    I am trying to do this on a budget. We are buying a Cowen deboxer and the heating unit for our Cowen knives and the money isn't there, but I will look into it. It might not be much more than buying...
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    What kind of honey pump?

    What size and kind of honey pump would I want to get to transfer honey from one 55 gallon drum to another? One would be in one room and be pumped through the wall and filtered into another barrel. ...
  10. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Our setup looks like what you want to do. It was originally set up so it would stab into a receiver hitch and I modified it and put the handles so we could grab it easy and set it on a pallet. The...
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    WTB Cowen Deboxer and knives heater

    That says it all. Prefer an all stainless steel model.

    Let me know

    Craig
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    Preheating honey for finer filtration

    The company that buys our honey would like for us to finish with a 200 micron filter. We believe that our honey would be too cold to flow through that fine of a filter after sitting over night.
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    Honey pipes too cold

    We got our new honey house up and running and have to fine tune some things. When it gets into September, our pipes running from the in ground sump, overhead and to the holding tank, sugar and clog...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    During the winter, our hives are 1 hour and two hours from our home. In the summer, we move them from Texas to North Dakota and the hives are within 30 miles or less from the farm.
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    Re: Painting

    I am going to try this. Home Depot says bring it back if I am not happy with the way it works.

    http://www.wagnerspraytech.com/products/surface-prep/paint-remover/painteater/
  16. Thread: Flavored honey

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    Re: Flavored honey

    Flavored honey straws are a big attractant at markets. My wife always sells a lot at the Grand Forks Market. Buy them for 10 cents and sell for a quarter. It brings a lot of kids with parents.
  17. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    Any hints on prepping boxes that are pealing? I saw someone is using a power washer. I have always just sanded with an orbital sander before priming and painting. Some sand better than others.
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    Re: Separate heating system for uncapping knives

    Jim, this picture makes a lot more sense!
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    Re: Separate heating system for uncapping knives

    I couldn't see the heaters very well, so I cropped them and added some fill light. I put them here to help those out following this thread. We have limited room in our honey house and the cowen...
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    Re: Separate heating system for uncapping knives

    Anyone have any pictures?
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    Anyone selling their pollen? What are you getting for it?
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    Re: Anyone built a Deboxer

    Price, but after looking at them closer, it might be the way to go.
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    Re: Anyone built a Deboxer

    To connect to a Cowen hot knife uncapper
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    Anyone built a Deboxer

    I would like to build a deboxer for our Cowen extractor. Has anyone built one? Got any pictures?

    Thanks,

    Craig
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    Separate heating system for uncapping knives

    We have a Cowen uncapper hot knife system. I saw where a friend has a separate pump, heater, and tank for his knives. He has a Cowen 60 frame extractor like we do, and he bought the heating system...
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