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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    For those that have used both, what is the advantage of one over the other? I'm probably going to buy one this year but can't make up my mind between the two. I run all medium so I don't have to worry about making two passes with a planer so AFAIK that puts them on nearly equal grounds. Is...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I am thinking of building my own uncapping table complete with a frame holder and chain belt that will move the frames to the extractor. The chain belt could be controlled with a foot switch. It would allow workers to uncap with a scratcher, place frames on the rest (on belt) and occasionally...
  3. Bee Forum
    So, last time I was worried about too much pollen... seams like they took care of that, lots more space for larva and lots of eggs and little ones. Now, it would seam that the bees are opening up some of the drone brood. And possibly... eating it? (They have lots of pollen, about three bars of...
  4. Bee Forum
    I recently took the plunge and decided to move away from comb honey production and bought a large extractor (Maxant) for medium super extraction. The uncapping plane that I also bought works for a few frames and then develops a char. Also, it frequently mangles the comb more than the uncapping...
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