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« on: February 26, 2008, 06:54:27 PM »

I'm looking around on the internet, and I'm seeing a lot of equipment for processing honey. Some people here, may use different things.

So, I'm wondering, what kind of equipment does everyone use when they're processing honey? Is it expensive?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 07:10:25 PM »

We use a 4 frame hand crank extractor.  Most of the aditional equipment is stuff I built or use in the kitchen.  We do have an electric uncapping knife.
 I want to try comb honey someday.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 07:25:36 PM »

Yep, I have the same as Jimmyo....A 4 framer hand cranker and a hot knife..I used the hot knife for the first time last Saturday,....or was it Sunday...?
 My knife costed more than my extractor.(different story, earlier post)...(hee hee...That thread got a few of us labeled as "Site bleep" or something to that effect.)

I use cheesecloth to strain with...a cookiesheet to un-cap on...An orange bucket to let my honey pour into from the extractor(I also use clothespins to hold the cheesecloth in place on the edges of the bucket to keep it from falling into the bucket from the weight of the honey)......and, not to forget,....a helper or two!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 08:42:26 PM »

For 26 years, I just crushed and strained.  That required only two five gallon buckets.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 10:35:17 PM »

we have a capping scratcher and 3 frame AI Root extractor!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 06:31:15 AM »

So, I'm wondering, what kind of equipment does everyone use when they're processing honey? Is it expensive?
I borrow an extractor. One more reason to make friends with other beeks...
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 08:52:54 AM »

And ofcourse the last not least ,our club has an extractor that we can use. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 10:22:29 AM »

I inherited my extractor from my father in law.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 11:04:03 PM »

I inherited my extractor from my father in law.


Married a silver spoon huh?
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 04:05:27 AM »

I have a 12/20 Radial extractor from Kelly, as I get more hives going I have been looking for a uncapper (them thing are expensive  shocked ) been trying to find a used one, I still use a bread knife to cut cappings off with, and fixing to try to get the whole set-up going, uncapper, storage tanks, pumps, My own little honey house, only thing holding me back is having to buy it grin , dont that figure  tongue  
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 01:37:20 PM »

I inherited my extractor from my father in law.



Married a silver spoon huh?

LOL. Yes, I did, but thats beside the point, I got his greatest treasure on our wedding day.


He always kept Bees. Well, he claims he wasn't a BeeKeeper, he was a honey robber. His ticker went bad so he gave me all his equipment. Took me a few years to actually take the plunge, but now that I have I can tell he's pleased.




Now, I need to find a way to leave this post where my wife will read it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2008, 07:37:14 PM »

How wonderful he's still around to appreciate it, Bennettoid.
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