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    Re: Buckwheat or goldenrod?

    Yes people do love or hate it. I tell folks that at the market and you always have to have a few that need to buck the system and after sampling say well I am kind of on the fence with this honey. ...
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    Re: Spreadsheets for honey marketing

    quickbooks is good generic but hardly sufficient.
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    Re: Spreadsheets for honey marketing

    Ole McDonald Honey Farm is in the midst of building an Invoice tracking system that will help manage honey being packed to stores/customers, which will include statistical analysis along with revenue...
  4. Thread: Pumps and feeding

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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    Some folks use trash pumps and a tote.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    Ranco Temp controllers range from -30 to 220F and you can set temp lag down to 1 degree! 70 bucks USD.
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    Re: Survival of bees in Kuwait

    woohoo. Thank you Nael. Now we can all learn something about keeping bees in the climate of Kuwait!
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    Steven is this how you uncrystalize your honey?
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    I built my own box using 4 inch thick foam insulation. It takes longer to warm than it does for Victor, but we are in no rush and our honey is generally 5 degrees in winter months as opposed to 40. ...
  9. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    Elaborate please.
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    Re: Money Crop

    I think the market on Bee venom is nill and the collectors are cost prohibitive. I also think that even as little as 1 gram of bee venom you need to treat and store with precautions.
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    Re: Money Crop

    Is this from personal experience? Quite possible you are doing it wrong!
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    Re: Money Crop

    :thumbsup:

    My son and I talked about it last night. He figured out he dont like working outside the home so now we are running off into the chicken and hog business.
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    Re: Money Crop

    Miserable? Your glass is half empty.

    Just think how lucky you are not to be in a hot drought situation. Drizzling sounds like perfect weather to me. Tornadoes, hurricanes, hail, terrential...
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    I sort of figured as much. Looking to get a 30K BTU propane furnace for the hotbox now.
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Very clear. It's a very good point that we are all probably aware of, however don't think alot about because of the lower temps.

    Will 5 minutes at 140F completely uncrystalize all the honey?
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    Re: Money Crop

    Not just with Honey. That is true for all products and especially true about food products.
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    Re: Money Crop

    all. A prudent business person would NOT focus on any one facet, but rather all profitable facets.
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Roland would you please elaborate a little bit on the last part of your post?
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Initial thoughts:

    Direct heat can mean scorched honey.
    How will unit handle viscous material like honey?
    Will the inside of the unit stand up to the acidity of honey?


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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Ian I will already have the honey at aroudn 90 - 100 degrees F. Also the pump that will be moving the honey thru the unit is about 1.5 GPM pump and the heat exchanger will have more volume than the...
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Interesting. Well I ask because I am red necking a heat exchanger for honey. I don't care for the prices I see in the commercial world of honey extraction/bottling so it's time to get rednecking in...
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    Flash heating honey question

    Will honey become completely uncrystalized if it is flash heated to 120F?
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    Re: Nice video of a commercial extracting operation

    Not really an upside when your extractor isn't running though. I did think about that while watching the video. Regardless of the flaws in that system its way more efficient than my current setup,...
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    Nice video of a commercial extracting operation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA30BfH6FBU


    Jim did you post this video?
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    Re: Manufacturing Whipped Honey Equipment Ideas

    Frothy honey has a very unique and nice texture to it.
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