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    Default Re: Finally extracted our honey

    Quote Originally Posted by cerezha View Post
    Hi Ace
    Very nice extractor in action! My concern regarding your design is how easy to clean it after use? My understanding is that you have to remove the motor, right? Also, do you use any bearings on top and bottom? If so, how you isolate them from honey and honey from grease? Sergey
    The bottom bearing are the (2) motor bearings. Have you ever seen or heard of oil or grease drip down from a ceiling fan? Not likely in twenty years of operation. The top bearings are cabinet slide ball bearings (4). They have a plastic race and it is very unlikely that oil or grease will end up in the honey. The wooden support arms are painted white. Do you see anything coming from the bearings?
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    But I imagine there could be some sort of contamination to the honey since technically a ceiling fan motor is not food grade? And like what was asked, just how do you break down your extractor for cleaning, and out of curiosity, do you break down the fan motor to clean honey/wax and what ever else particles out of it?
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    Default Re: Finally extracted our honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    Your kidding right? My benefit ... sure.
    I believe you know that I'm not kidding.

    You didn't care for the spline coupling idea? The drain? A seal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGhost View Post
    But I imagine there could be some sort of contamination to the honey since technically a ceiling fan motor is not food grade?
    Don't make me laugh BeeGhost. Are your frames food grade. Is anything in your hives food grade. Do you sterilize your honey after processing. Food grade is a joke for honey.
    I don't break down the motor. I wipe the slinger disc and the brass mount down with a wet cloth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post

    You didn't care for the spline coupling idea? The drain? A seal?
    Look at the design of a ceiling fan motor and then draw me a picture how you would use a spline coupling. I have no interest in doing anything different than I have done. If someone else wants to follow your lead they can have at it.
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    I'm sorry Acebird, but you said food grade is a joke............yet you bashed my home made extractor because you said it would contaminate my honey? Just trying to clarify things as I believe you are as confused as I am with what your beliefs are?

    So you don't clean the fan motor which contains last years extractions such as comb, propolis, insect parts and honey which has been fermenting and will be included in this years honey extraction?

    Yummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    I have no interest in doing anything different than I have done. If someone else wants to follow your lead they can have at it.
    I think this is the part where Acebird takes his ball and goes home? God forbid he takes some advice, after all, he's not the one giving it...............for once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    I probably took honey on two hives that I shouldn’t have so if I loose two it may be to starvation or mites.
    Enjoy every selfish drop... Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Enjoy every selfish drop... Nice work.
    I could be wrong BC, but I think practicing non-intervention beekeeping means you take everything from them and expect them to survive with out helping them. Nuttier than squirrel dung comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGhost View Post
    I could be wrong BC, but I think practicing non-intervention beekeeping means you take everything from them and expect them to survive with out helping them.
    Here's Ace responding to an earlier post asking about "feeding" vs "non-intervention beekeeping."

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    How would that make a difference? I wouldn't have fed them. The bees I want to propagate are the ones that can take care of themselves. It isn't like there wasn't enough to forage on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    Here's Ace responding to an earlier post asking about "feeding" vs "non-intervention beekeeping."






    Just a reminder that clicking the little blue arrow in the quote box takes you to the original thread ...
    Click this
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    I wonder if MAXANT will pay Ace for his "slinger disk" patent? I'm going to put one on my extractor.........wait, my motor is on the exterior so that won't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Totally amazing. I absolutely love your extractor!
    Thanks for the compliment westerrnbeekeeper.
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    Default Re: Finally extracted our honey

    Ace,

    Why don't you insert photos so they can be seen in the post?
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    Because I upload my photos to Photobucket and full resolution. If I insert them in the post as I did initially, Barry sends me nasty grams (forum rules). The point of photos is so you can see so why limit the resolution that is already uploaded and hosted on the internet?
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    Do you think the high resolution is necessary for snapshots?

    If you were photographing eggs in cells that would be different. But even then you can crop the image.

    Having photos displayed in posts is nice.
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    I upload my photos to photobucket as well, then post them on here, haven't had a problem yet? The higher the resolution the more wasted space it takes up on this site, hence the reason for smaller pictures, and this and all other sites need the bandwidth for useful information, not high def pictures. I didn't post high resolution of my extractor because I didn't feel the need to polish a turd, the pictures just showed what I built, plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Do you think the high resolution is necessary for snapshots?
    There are those that are looking for fly crap in pepper. I like to let them have their fun.
    The link takes up less band width then even a thumbnail so you could say I am more considerate on bandwidth than those that embed photos.

    Has anyone had any problems using the links I provide?
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    Default Re: Finally extracted our honey

    How interesting would Lauri's posts be if she only had links? Not very...

    How much detail are we missing from her photos? None
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    I don't worry about my posts being interesting after the first page. They usually get trashed by the same few people.
    Lauri probably has as much a hobby in photography and wood working as she does with bees. She should do as she pleases if Barry is OK with it.
    Last edited by Acebird; 12-18-2012 at 09:45 AM. Reason: popular demand
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