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    Default foundation mill

    Is there anyone who makes a foundation mill for 5.1 cell size? I know there are 4.9 mills, just didn't hear of a 5.1 yet. Thanks, John.

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    Mann Lake sells one. Also, you can buy 5.1 wax foundation....
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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Dan is correct, here is the link:
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...22.html#HH-500
    Note that the bottom of this page has both 5.1mm and 4.9mm mills, priced at $2565.
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    Default Re: foundation mill

    I may just buy the foundation at that price. I have had pretty good success getting package bees to draw 5.1 right away in foundationless frames, but I would like to start using foundation to minimize all the drone comb you sometimes get with natural comb. John

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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Fat Bee Man sells them for $2000 for steel, $1300 for plastic. Check his site dixiebeesupply dot com.
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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Or buy the mill directly from the mill maker.
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    I like that idea. Do you have or know where I can find that info? I tried to purchase from Chinese supplier but shipping & import fees were insane.
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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Here's another option:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/...--machine.html

    Note they are also quoting UPS Expedited shipping cost to the US. While shipping is high, the delivered price is still substantially less than the $2560 price referred to earlier.
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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Has anyone got one this way? Also which one that link has so many.

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    Default Re: foundation mill

    Found another thread about getting a machine out of Poland. Apparently they have raised thier prices also go almost 1500.


    Out of curiosity managed to contact Mr. Lankoff in Poland thanks to contact info
    from Jim Hensel. Below is actual email minus photos and specs that came as
    attachment. In short it looks like small cell manual is now $1500 Euro and small
    cell motorized is $2750 Euro.

    Original email:

    Good morning

    Hand cranc rollers
    Smooth DG 800 euro+23%Vat(higths reductor from 1" to 1/8"of wax tablets)
    engraved D(bees cells) 1500 euro+23%Vat (dimension of cells
    4,7....4.9.....5.1....5.43mm)(it's most popular in US

    engraved DT 7.00mm (drones cells)1500 euro+23%Vat(working with max 12mm =1/2"
    wax tablets)

    productivity 1000-2000mm/min of wax band(for short time 2500mm/min 250"/min
    beacouse
    "motor" most heating)

    with electrican transmision(110Volt /1 phase) pedal to operate 2 hans free
    emergency stop.
    Smooth MDG 2000 euro+23%Vat
    engraved MD(bee) 2750 euro+23%Vat (dimension of cells
    4,7....4.9.....5.1....5.43mm)
    engraved MDT(drone) 2750 euro +23%Vat
    productivity 2500milimeters(250"/min) of wax band

    productivity 2500mm/min of wax band
    1euro=~$1.25

    Vat can be 0% only for not citizen EU(export) or for firms with vat
    identificator(in this condition vat will be pay in Yours country)(I'ts not
    jock beacouse I must give to goverment Yours nomber of VAT !!!)

    terms of realisation max 14 working days after payments on bank account

    transport by UPS/Fedex nearly 7 days in door to door service
    packing box ( furniture material )indyvidualy each other rollers.
    from more 100kg beaging lights prices for transport(normal cargo)

    best regards

    Stanislaw Lankoff

    PS more visual information on a Youtube tag."lankoff"(are show all steps to
    preparing of wax,casting,rolling and other machines witch we are making, dryer
    to honey and pollen in mean universal volume to drying,heating ,remelting
    honey,incubation of Quins,making moon lighsts honey alc..l ,drying
    vegetables,fruits,it's possible full automatization system" barell to barrel via
    dryer" or handly like on a film.(honey 100liters=25 gallons pollen 18x1.5gallons
    per one
    volume to use1000x1000x1000mm(40"x40x40")on a film was shown cold process of
    drying in temperature of human body for this same enought 5-6 hour for this same
    volume of honey.

    Mills to continual creaming of honey(butter honey),every time this same
    consistence,any problems with "sugar" honeys it eat with hand and in continual
    process can "dropping"big barrel/24h minimal logical volume 1/3gallon max not
    exist
    Speed chain decrystalisator for concterts honey for a consistence vaseline time
    60sec.for 10gallons barrel


    If anyone has found a local manufacturer or a used one PM me please.

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    Default Re: foundation mill

    So has any body found a local wax mill producer??
    or do they all come out of china??
    quote out of China is under $1000 with air freight plus duty
    thats for a hand crank mill and a set of flat rollers....4.9 cell size
    thanks
    a cold canuck

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    Default Re: foundation mill

    The only thing I have been able to find from china says like a minimum order of 5 mills. I haven't seen any in the US other than the ones that the big suppliers sell which are very expensive cause they are retail not wholesale.
    Major

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