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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.
  2. Thread: Painting

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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/
  3. 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.
  4. 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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    Re: Need to seal floor on honey house

    We needed a honey house because the equipment we bought was set up 100 miles away. That was too far to travel everyday, particularly when you add in $100 of fuel everyday to make the trip, plus 4...
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    Re: Need to seal floor on honey house

    My BIL did the dirt work.(Clay was 3-4 feet down) We ran 300+ feet of waterline, buried 6 feet down. (North Dakota) It is a stick building from Menards. We had to have 15 truckloads of sand and...
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    Re: Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)

    How slick is the floor when there is honey on it?
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    Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)

    We built a honey house this summer. We barely got it up and running. We didn't have time for the concrete to cure before we started using it. It is a 30 X 40. We also have a warming room. Still...
  17. Thread: Temporary sump?

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    Temporary sump?

    We are building a new honey house and money is getting short. We are moving our equipment from the location where we bought it from. That bee keeper used a couple of blue plastic tubs with a pipe...
  18. Re: Whole house fan (attic fan) in extracting room?

    Trying to keep the room as cool as possible. I know the air won't be any cooler than it is outside.
  19. Whole house fan (attic fan) in extracting room?

    Anyone using a whole house fan mounted in the ceiling in an extracting room. We are looking at a ceiling 10 ft high and was think of mounting an attic fan in the ceiling, exhausting out through...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    [QUOTE=BMAC;1121731]I am convinced with White roofing tin on the entire interior. Its accepted here for both butcher shops and honey houses.

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    How do you prep the walls behind the tin? ...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    Thanks for everyone's advice so far. It looks like we will start with a 30x40. We have a 60 frame Cowen and are waiting on some plans from them. It is not a lot of space, but we are going to build...
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    Honey house questions

    We are considering building a new honey house and have a couple of questions. (best would mean cost effective, not unlimited budget)

    1. What would be the best coating to put on the floor to help...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    One thing is to shop around for good, used equipment. New stuff can take a long time to pay off.
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    Syrup pump locked up

    Our syrup when hard in our tote and we had to use an immersion heater to soften it up. I pulled the pump out to service the gas engine and the pump is locked up. I am thinking it may take some warm...
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    Re: Syrup gone hard in the tote

    We are going to try the 100 watt light bulb in the tank.
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