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    Re: Painting

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    We spray primer, then roll corners and brush handle areas. We then spray finish with top coat.
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    Sorry about that. I am talking about the sump. Does the sump capacity need to be as large as at least one load from the extractor? If I have an extractor that can extract 20-25 gallons in one load,...
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    Sump/clarifier size??

    My new extractor will extract (80) frames at a time. That equates to about 250-300 lbs (about 25 gallons max.) of honey a load being discharged out of the extractor. My current sump/clarifier is...
  4. Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    Do any of you commercial guys use water jacketed bottling tanks to melt cappings? I am looking at the Dadant 70 gallon multi-purpose tank that is on page 93 in 2014 catalog. I was thinking that way...
  5. (2) 33-frame Kelley extractors and Cowen uncapper w/ 8 ft uncapping tank

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    (2) 33-frame Kelley extractors in good condition. They have been well taken care of and have no dents, damage or mechanical issues. I used them both last honey season with no problems. The...
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    Sticky: Re: Face to the Name, R U up to it?

    Me after pulling a load of honey.

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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    My bee truck with a load of unassembled frames.
    http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq6/bjadair1971/BJABeetruck1.jpg

    My bee truck with a load of honey supers....
  8. Re: 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    What are the space requirements? How big is it? Can I use my Dakota Gunness uncapper with it?
  9. 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    Does anyone have any experience with this extractor? This honey year is over and I am looking to upgrade my extractor setup for next year. Any input would be much appreciated.
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    Kelley's 33 frame extractor

    I need some info on this extractor. What do you like about it? What do you not like about it? Is it dependable? Can I double up on the frames and spin out 60 at a time? I run medium for my honey...
  11. Dadant syrup pump discharge hose ??

    I have the "Dadant syrup pump" system for feeding my bees. It is on page 49 in the 2013 Dadant catalog. http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=328
    For those who have this...
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    Re: Pierco vs Rite-cell vs Plasticell ???

    I ended up ordering directly from Nick @ Pierco last week. He was the most economical choice. I ordered waxed black foundation for my deeps and waxed white foundation for my medium frames. Mr Lyon...
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    Pierco vs Rite-cell vs Plasticell ???

    Which would you get? And why? Assume the price is the same for each.
    Does color really matter? I can get Pierco in black for my deep frames in the brood boxes.
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    Re: mobile extracting house

    http://www.cowenmfg.com/pages.asp?pageid=97418
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    Hive body assembly??

    I have about a 1000(+) hive bodies to put together. I have never put that many together at one time before. I am looking for a timely and efficient way to assembly these boxes.
    Do you commercial...
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    Re: Cowan or Gunness???

    I just got a Model 200 Gunness uncapper and I am not sure how to deal with frames on the output side of the uncapper? I know the bottleneck will be that my extractors can not keep up with the...
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    Re: Hot freezer

    This is what I did. I use a small space heater. Works great
    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/16.39.0.0.1.0.phtml
  18. (2) 20 frame extractors vs (1) 50 or 60 frame extractor

    This may be a stupid question....but can you spin more honey out faster with (2) smaller extractors vs (1) larger extractor. I am thinking that with two smaller extractors there would be an extractor...
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    Re: Honey heater plans?

    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/16.39.0.0.1.0.phtml
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    55 gallon drum/barrell truck

    This year I converting my honey storage from buckets to barrells and I am looking for reccommendations as to a good barrell truck.

    I hope the attached link comes thru.....the price seems too good...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to BSA that I will act as a mentor to scouts if BSA reinstates the Bekeeping Merit Badge.

    Billy Joe Adair
    Moscow, TN
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    Re: De-crystalize honey in plastic jars

    I use a "Ranco ETC-111000-000 Digital Temperature Controller" that I got from Honeyrun Apiaries. See attached link for their "homemade honey warmer". I use the same set up as his.
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    How long for frame/wax assembly?

    How long could one figure on assembling frames? I have several hundred deep frames with wax that need to be assembled. I have over a thousand medium/Illinois frames with wax that need to be...
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