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I am getting closer to my goal of 100 hives and need to add some equipment.
I am already close to 1000 lbs of honey extracted this year and 90% of my suppers are still on hives.
I have a 24 frame extractor and 2 large holding/settling tank's.
I have a make shift holding bin/tote for uncapped frames that works for now.

My problem is using bucket's at the drain on the uncapper. (only 1 over flow so far):eek:
I am ready to up grade to a settling tank and pump.
My question is what pump would work best for this size set up?
Right now I am set up in our garage but I will have a honey house by spring.

I would have it by now but had to buy out a fellow beek when he ended up in the hospital after allergies to Honey Bee's.

I am looking for advice on a settling tank with float switch and a pump.
I will be off line till after church today but look forward to any and all advice.

Jim
 

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Not sure what kind of uncapper you're using, and subsequently what type of mixture is in your draining from the uncapper. If the mixture is almost all honey, as with a chain uncapper/wax spinner maxant combo, the dadant controller 1 (Moo550) would be awesome paired with a pump. If running a cowan, the unstrained slurry would likely fill up the compartments with wax.
 

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Thanks for replying Bdfarmer555

I am using a fork/rake to uncap by hand, so I have very little capping's.
I did not fill a 2 gallon bucket after 250 frames.
I will check it out.
 

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I inherited a Danant carifer and a very old pump. It has made a world of a difference. For the better. The only thing I need to change is right now it has 1 1/2 hoses and need to change to 2”.
I am running a Maxant 1000 tank for a settling tank. Should have had them but a 2” instead of the 1” nipple.
 
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