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    Big Grin Extacting Line

    Here is a one minute glimpse into my extracting facility in Pennsylvania.

    I hope the link works.
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...26378023874211


    Aaron

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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    It's nice to get an inside view of how the big boys do it.

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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    I want that minus the employees.

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    Nice look into the operation that produces the blueberry honey I am asked about constantly!

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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    A dang short minute Aaron.
    Let America Be America Again http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/Hugh...-Again1938.htm
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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    One of the girls in the video is kinda famous in the beekeeping industry,

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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    Famous for what?
    Let America Be America Again http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/Hugh...-Again1938.htm
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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    I see you have the spinner up on stilts over your drum, no mess. Nice touch. How often do you pull the drum to clean it out and how do you pull it out?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    @sqkcrk former American honey queen.

    @Ian Pretty much after every round of extracting I pull the drum to clean it. I have a nice electric forklift that can lift it out very easily, and it's only held in by 6 bolts.
    The spinner is showing it's age and won't be replaced when we move in the next few years. Even after having it remanufactured at Cook and Beal it still puts a ton of air bubbles into the honey.


    Aaron

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    When you move, will you put the new machine on a stand?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default Re: Extacting Line

    Quote Originally Posted by AstroZomBEE View Post
    Ian Pretty much after every round of extracting I pull the drum to clean it. I have a nice electric forklift that can lift it out very easily, and it's only held in by 6 bolts.
    If its not too much trouble, would you be able to take a picture of your lift out?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    If I remember, it won't be coming out for a while. But I have a hook that locks into place where the honey enters the drum, that I attach to a fork, on my forklift, then just pick it strait up, back it out and set down on an empty honey drum, generally we let is sit like this over night so there is not honey dripping on your head when scraping it out. We then man handle it into and upright position to scrape the wax out into the drum. Then it gets a rinse down and placed back inside.

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