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  1. #1
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    Default Homebuilt Section?

    I was just thinking it may be interesting to have a section for homemade bee equipment like extractors etc.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Homebuilt Section?

    I am building a pair of extractors, an eight frame and a 24 frame, having a great time figuring out how to make things work, I have built all of my own equipment and have sold quite a bit too. I tell my wife that doing all this stuff keeps me out of the bars, lol.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Homebuilt Section?

    Quote Originally Posted by 500592 View Post
    ... a section for homemade bee equipment like extractors etc.
    Perhaps you missed the Build it Yourself area of Beesource, here:
    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/
    That section includes several plans for extractors.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Homebuilt Section?

    Nope, seen that, I am building one from a food grade blue barrel, and 1 frome sheet stainless.

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    Default Re: Homebuilt Section?

    Quote Originally Posted by preciousbeesfarm View Post
    I am building a pair of extractors, an eight frame and a 24 frame.
    I recently saw where someone used the motor from a treadmill on their homemade extractor.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Homebuilt Section?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    I recently saw where someone used the motor from a treadmill on their homemade extractor.
    There are several threads on Beesource about using motors from treadmills to power extractors, both homemade or commercial extractors. Here's a recent one:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...-own-extractor

    And when I saw a "malfunctioning treadmill" recently offered for free on Craigslist, I went for it. I have salvaged a perfectly good variable speed motor and control system. It even has an RPM counter available. Now for the next steps ....
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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