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Offline malabarchillin

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Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« on: January 26, 2008, 09:45:21 PM »
Here is a chart I made showing Aprox pounds of honey per inch of bucket.
The bucket has a taper from top to bottom. I compensated for this at every inch
increment. I used Excel to create it, but made a image from it for easy viewing.
Old timers may laugh, but new guys may find it useful to see what you harvested
if you do not have a scale :)
http://picasaweb.google.com/mikesfarm/Beekeeping/photo#5159961215206735874

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Mike

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 10:17:16 PM »
Nice work, Mike, thanx!

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 02:06:35 PM »
Good information to have on hand. We never can have enough information.

Good work Mike.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 08:10:43 PM »
Nice work. thanks for posting the info.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 09:54:21 PM »
let the old timers laugh ,,
nine out of ten there laughing cause they didnt think of it..
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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 11:26:37 PM »
another good thread for us newbees.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 11:29:14 PM »
Its good of you to share that information, thank you.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 12:36:40 AM »
Thanks!  I copied it into to my "bee log" spreadsheet.  I am an engineer so I keep everything in a spreadsheet and LOVE data !
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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 01:22:11 AM »
If it is correct, it is great. I don't know what diameter bucket you have, but 5 gallons being only 12 inches deep seems a little shallow for a normal 5 gallon bucket.
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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 10:03:55 AM »
I was thinking the same thing Iddee... my 5 gallon bucket dimensions are:  12 in wide at top, 10 1/4 at bottom and 14 1/2 inches high...thats a food grade bucket too... and not a 6 gallon.   its a great chart..if i had the same buckets!!!  thanks for puttin together though!

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 12:28:20 PM »
Mine are frosting buckets and I think more like 4 1/2 or so gallons.

Can you do one for everybody's bucket :-D ;)
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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2009, 12:32:11 PM »
The Old Timers quit laughing when they can't pick up a 5 gallon bucket of honey  :evil:

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2009, 01:31:51 PM »
Great posting wish I was as good with figures however;

Something is wrong, these are not the correct measurements for a 5 Gal. bucket,I don't believe.

I use frosting buckets from the donut shop, they measure ;inside, 10 1/4 in. bottom, 11 1/8 in. top, and 12 in. deep to the rim,[ this is actually unusable height as you need room for the lid ], which I believe is close to the measurements you gave.
About 4 + Gal.usable, I believe is all they will hold.

Don't mean to counterdick but just ain't sure about the 5 gal. bucket size you show.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 01:04:24 AM »
According to the ABC&XYZ of Beekeeping 1 US Gallon (3.79 Liters) of honey weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces at 680F.  As long as your buckets have Liter or quarter Gallon marks it's fairly easy to work out how many pounds of honey they contain.

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Re: Chart showing pounds of honey in bucket
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2009, 09:56:36 AM »
According to the ABC&XYZ of Beekeeping 1 US Gallon (3.79 Liters) of honey weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces at 680F.  As long as your buckets have Liter or quarter Gallon marks it's fairly easy to work out how many pounds of honey they contain.

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I really don't work much honey in 68 degree F. weather, then again I also haven't seen a 5 gallon bucket marked in litters, quarts, gallons, etc.

Course we're back in the hills, maybe city folk have them !
As they say, " live and learn "

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