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    Default JZBZ Cup Styles

    Hi all,

    We've been using the JZBZ cups that fit into holes drilled in cell bars ("push in cups"). The other style fits into a groove is called "wide base").

    I think most use the wide base...it's easier to cut a groove than a bunch of 25/64" holes, and there is more flexibility in where you place the cells on the bar.

    In any case, just wanted some reassurance that people are happy with these before I order a bunch...any thoughts?

    deknow

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    we are very happy with the wide base JZBZ cups that push right into the groove. We run cell builders all summer long and use these exclusively. We might get back to using some wax cups, if we get time to dip them, but the wide base JZBZ cups really make things easy.
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    Yep, that's what I use. Much easier to cut a groove than drill holes. Also, you can steal a grooved bottom bar if you forget to take along enough cell bars.

    Make sure you cut the groove wide enough so the little pitou fits in easily, but doesn't fall out.

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    I like them also.

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    Save yourself alot of time and frustration and buy the cell bar holder from JZBZ.

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    I bought the frames with the bars from Brushy Mt. and then cut the frames down to mediums and built some extra frames to use up the left over bars...
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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    Quote Originally Posted by muskratcreekhoney View Post
    Save yourself alot of time and frustration and buy the cell bar holder from JZBZ.
    ...i don't see the product you are talking about:
    http://www.jzsbzs.com/PARTS-WE-SUPPLY.html

    any help?

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    They don't have it on their product page.

    http://www.jzsbzs.com/default.html

    If you look below the main site image, there is a image row. The new cup holding bar is in that row. It's silver/grey with a blue background.

    I believe they are 1.03 per.

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    ok, i see:

    i can't tell from the picture how the cups are held in, or any other details. besides the labor of making cell bars, what are the advantages of this? thanks,

    deknow

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
    1. The cells will not fall out. The pin on the base mount cell fits snugly into the cell bar.
    2. No waxing of the cell bar is needed.
    3. You will not drop any cells when you brush the bees off!
    Last edited by muskratcreekhoney; 01-08-2011 at 11:33 AM. Reason: add pics

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    ahhh...the picture is _very_ helpful, and i see these are handy and worth the $. glad i asked!

    deknow

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    ...pretty soon jzbz will come out with a plastic bee that works better than a real one!

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    Finally, Larry Connor told me it was a prototype, but guess it isnt now, going to place a order!

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    All I have ever used have been the push in cell cups. Thats what I learned from others.
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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    They are very nice, I Love them

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    I think if you take a close look Jim ( JZ ) has also made a real slick tool to remove finished cells from his grey cell bar!

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    Where at?

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    JZsBZs.com

    For some reason, many people only remember the JZBZ part of the name and leave out the ess's.
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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    I just didn't see anything on the site about a removal tool, not that I need one I'm just curious. Thanks

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    Default Re: JZBZ Cup Styles

    I couldn't find them on the web site either. I suppose I should email Jim Paysen and ask about them.
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