Search:

Type: Posts; User: dp2k

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,779

    Re: Hive Genie Anyone see this yet?

    It appears to be one of the more capable, better marketed devices for hive monitoring so far. Yes, it's too spendy to put on all your hives, but at the price of a a couple packages its useful if it...
  2. Replies
    30
    Views
    2,338

    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    I've had good luck with the Maxant gates, but also have and use the Mann Lake version (yellow) and some cheap versions from who knows where. I caused a leak to develop after filling a bucket with...
  3. Replies
    61
    Views
    4,911

    Re: Building my own Honey Extractor

    Thanks to all for helping me understand the mechanical force involved in extracting. Now, I just need to figure out how to uncap the second 1500 frames (that will fit into my 200 foot diameter...
  4. Replies
    61
    Views
    4,911

    Re: Building my own Honey Extractor

    Glad it worked, even if the design isn't perfect. Reading through the math/physics of extraction, can the thread participants check my understanding? 1) If the diameter of the extractor is too...
  5. Thread: Quilt box

    by dp2k
    Replies
    8
    Views
    996

    Re: Quilt box

    I wrestled with how to use a standard honey super box, but the need to vent drove me to build dedicated quilt boxes. I used 1x5 boards for the boxes (what I had available). I drill a couple of 1"...
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,231

    Re: Selling crystallized honey in a container

    For those of you who sell crystallized honey - what containers do you use? a regular glass queenline/classic, or something with a wider mouth like a mason jar?
  7. Re: My experience with 9 frame extractor from Brushy Mountain.

    My floor is flat, so I guess that keeps it from rolling due to gravity, but when it's extracting with poorly balanced frames it just kind of oscillates back and forth, never rolling more than an inch...
  8. Re: My experience with 9 frame extractor from Brushy Mountain.

    I've got the same extractor (but with the motor) I purchased at an auction a couple years ago. One "improvement" I've made is based on a number of suggestions in various posts I've read here - I...
  9. Replies
    35
    Views
    3,586

    Re: homemade extractor in progress

    very nice - my first extractor was a homemade setup - mostly aluminum with a SS allthread center shaft. worked well for extracting - i powered it with a cordless drill with a clutch set on low -...
  10. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,228

    Re: Anyone have DIY plans for a uncapping tank ?

    I built one using a large stainless steel sink I built legs for - I use a capping scratcher & electric knife to uncap, and I scrape the cappings through the drain hole of the sink into a 5 gallon...
  11. Replies
    50
    Views
    6,430

    Re: tankless water heater

    I've got one in my the "cottage" at the property where my bee-yard is - I love it! I was lucky enough to buy a HD "demo/floor model" for about 1/4 the normal cost, and install it myself which made...
  12. Thread: Solar Gain Tests

    by dp2k
    Replies
    81
    Views
    6,650

    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    Very interesting thread – Thank you shinbone for your work in kicking it off. If I understand the responses correctly, the most significant arguments for and against wrapping (with 15# black...
  13. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    I would agree that adding glue adds to the strength of the joint. As Acebird points out, there are probably many places that could measure them in a “qualified” manner. Following on the work by...
  14. Replies
    58
    Views
    7,898

    Re: My crude Frame Fixture

    That is a really neat jig. I've used the "box style" jig from plans on beesource (mentioned earlier) to assemble the couple hundred frames I've built, and have always had trouble loading the sides...
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,018

    Re: Any experience with Queenright Colonies?

    Yes - they are one of the "local" suppliers for the west side of Cleveland OH. nice people, good service (they are beeks after all). The owner is active in all the area beekeeper groups. I had a...
Results 1 to 15 of 15