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Thanks for sharing this!
As a hobbyist I’m happy with my 2 hives, but it sure is cool to see the efficiency you guys can achieve and the machines and workers that help make it possible.
I hope you have a great harvest :)
JA.
 

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Greg, I have a cpl of questions. At 1:32 into the video it looks like a frame of brood going thru the uncapper. How often does this happen? Also how long does it take to spin out 120 frames in the extractor? Run time?

Neat operation.

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yeah that is a frame of brood. we try to sort the brood out in the bee yard, but some frames still get extracted. i'm not positive but a load of deeps takes about 11 minutes and a load of shallows takes around 9 min.
 

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nice set up gregg so how many people are working there? i counted 8 is that right? how big of storage tanks do you have? And how are you melting you wax after it is spun?
 

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we have four 1000 gal storage tanks for holding honey. for melting wax, we have 2 600 gal milk coolers that are filled with about 4 inches of water. the bottom is lined with copper steam coils. we scoop about 11 barrels of wax onto each tank and then shoot the steam to it. after about 2-3 hours all the wax will be liquified and can be skimmed off. with good clean wax we get about 75 40lb blocks every time we process wax
 

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Great video - thanks.
Do you scrape bottom of frames at all? Does one guy feed boxes onto both uncapper lines? Nice looking frames - very few dark comb. What kind of honey being processed?
 
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