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  1. #1
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    Default Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    I extract honey into 4-5 gal buckets that I got from a bakery, and then pour them into my bottling bucket when the time comes - pretty standard for hobbyists I would guess. Anyway I've been putting the empty buckets upside down on top of another one to let the last bit of honey drain out - and sealing them together with that saran wrap looking plastic film so that they stay put and don't leak too much honey.

    But what would be way cooler would be a huge plastic funnel sized to upend one bucket onto another. Does anyone sell something like that?
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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    Here's one, but you may think twice after looking at the $80 price!
    http://www.bascousa.com/drum-and-pai...s/funnels.html

    It has a 15" diameter.


    Look for SKU 1471 as there are multiple products on that page.


    And if you think that price is high, here's another vendor selling the same product -ON SALE! for $119.95
    http://www.bayteccontainers.com/funn...ty-funnel.html

    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...es/page91.html

    The pail perch might work for you. Its only 20
    Jason Young

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    My first thought was the pail perch too. Or you could save the money and set the buckets out for the bees to clean up for you.

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    A pail perch would work, but it also would allow in bees and flies and dust. being a contractor who often buys (expensive) paint in 5 gallon buckets It has occurred to me that this would be helpful to more than just bee keepers:



    Seriously, it seems like this should be one of those cheap, plastic, made in china items that is 4-5 bucks in every paint store (in both 1 and 5 gallon sizes) $8-10 in the bee keeping catalogs. Guess I'll have to wait until my 3d printer gets delivered.
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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    Buy a new small outdoor style plastic garbage can with a domed lid. Repurpose the can itself, but drill a hole in the center of the lid. Invert it over the target 5 gallon bucket. Viola!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    I use the pail perch. Seems like I have a couple of versions, and they all seem to work ok.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    This is a little big, but you could put it on top of your bucket and put the other bucket on top of it easily I would imagine.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=68

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    Default Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    Hmm, Lowes sells some thick, rigid plastic sheeting in 4'x8' sheets (I think that's the correct size). You could take some of this and make a funnel out of it...envision one of those dog collars used to keep them from pulling stitches out, etc.,. Just a thought...

    Ed

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