I was looking for info on a honey sump. I just bought a 33 frame extractor with a Cowan uncapper, I will be running about 80-100 colonies. My question is I want to build a honey sump, what size should I build. Any do¬ís and don¬íts that I should be aware of? Also looking for a plan to build. Do you need a water bath?
Basically all you need is a tub to hold the honey as a resiqour for the honeypump suck outof. A water jacket is nice, warmer honey runs better, but not necissary. SS is also nice, keeps things cleaner(easy to clean).
I use an old double walled ss sump. It leaks water at the joints, so I dont use the water jacket. I keep my extracting room really warms so the honey pumps all the same. I think I would be easier just to buy a used one than making one. Unless you can get one made really cheap
I use a single wall stainless tank with two sizes of stainless screens, in summer. In winter, I switch over to a Dadant double wall hot water bath tank. It catches the big stuff by making the warmed honey flow over a wall, which the wax stays behind. Like them both. Then I pump through double womens nylons. These should be used nylons, for proper flavoring of the honey. I do wash them first, however.
>I do wash them first, however.
Yuck! Doesn't washing them ruin the flavor?
Thanks, guys for the first belly laugh of the day.