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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I'm basing my puller off their 'cheap' model. It will cost me $200 tops, bit cheaper than what's listed ;)
    I pull the drum every week, granulation issues.
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Bought it from my plumber, cost $50, had to plumb it down from inch pipe fitting
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    I agree, buy the wax collection unit and auger and mix all your cappings and honey, but that does not work through the Cowen wax spinner.

    There are above grade sumps that work well, it stretches...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    That is what I am going to make.

    This spin float is extremely effective at separating wax from honey, but the machine itself is extremely cumbersome...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Thanks guys

    a curtain is a good idea
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    If the bearings are sealed, then the grease would just be towards the outer collar, so too much is not an issue. If they are sealed bearings
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    A while back someone posted a pic of a catch pan they made up that went under the spinner to catch the wax. I would be interested in seeing that pic again.
    I want to make something that will help...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    I am pulling this old post back up from a search I was doing.

    To update, I have bought a spin float and ran it for one season now. It is the best honeyhouse investment I have made.

    Reading...
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    Spin Float Drum Puller

    I'm just about ready to start welding my drum puller together and thought I would survey the beesource commercial crowd to get some feedback on how others pull their Spin Float Drums. I have been...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Probably Randy Oliver in regards to his latest submission where he made up a bunch of hives shaking bees infront
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    I actually love the idea, talk about innovation at its finest. They stole my idea!! I have always said, "if I could just stick a pipe into this hive to pull the honey out!!"
  12. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    na, rsjohnson2u all those topics create discussion. I have a feeling there are other reasons related to Barry's request
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    They would be collecting bees out of the trees for sure LOL!
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    I know countless guys that has had their farm handed to them. They decided to go work a day job instead... Does that answer the OP's original question?
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    lol, no kidding, I have summer pants, and winter pants... :) I fit into my summer pants about Mid May
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    Ha ya, I hear you. Those that ask the question are so far from the point...
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    As did my grandfather :)
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    I went 'full time' right out of university with 40 hives, 20 cows and a quarter of land.
    Worked my ass off to cover the costs and bare basics, still am today just on a grander scale.
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    David, did his fumagillin treatments do anything to the nosema counts?
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    I made a bunch of covers to eliminate the robbing issue on the final pull. It works real well. I went to our local fabric warehouse, way at the back and bought the discount fabric, nothing with...
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    Re: Escape boards

    grab a leaf blower, and blow them out
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Loaded right up, a 16' deck will fit 160 singles or 80 doubles. I usually load 120 singles out or into the shed, easier to handle. But when chasing flow on my sprawling landscape I will usually...
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    Re: Escape boards

    First thing I have to say, nothing is faster than a good crew of guys, fume boards or a blower and a sunny day.

    Luke, you probably have seen pics on my blog of stacks of supers being lifted off...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    This truck is a F550 4x4 6litre. I bought it out of the oilfields, extended the chassy by 36" and built a 16' deck which suits my boom loader.
    Being 4x4 I do not get stuck very often but like any...
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    Re: Will Politics Drive the Science?

    Exactly, those signs point to mal nutrition
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