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Super Bee
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Location: clayton ca

« on: March 10, 2011, 01:14:59 AM »
building is a old-wood frame barn that has concert floor that is getting upgrade with pex tubing
with a new concrete 2 inch overlay for the radiant heat-current hot room has electric heat as well as the warming chambers for buckets and drums-the walls around extractor and uncapper are skinned with sheet-metal for easy wash-down and wipe clean -there is a small six gallon water heater that provides enough
for quick wash downs-nothing fancy here-set of chains (uncapper) over a slinger(cappings spinner) with
a 60 frame reel (extractor) 20 gallon jacket sump -1 1/2 honey pump -with optional canister strainer
 into small 40 gallon holding tank-or 55 gal drum- there are two 16 gallon jacketed bottling tanks that also double as wax melting tanks for clean cappings from the spinner lots of hands on with this line
but one person can operate it at about 1000 lbs a day depending on the days honey pull-second story makes plenty storage of jars and other containers and is where i keep queencell incubator and queen supplies -florescent lights through and through-has a primary sub panel -all electric is gfi and a 220 receptacle if needed-like i said it is a work in progress and is always evolving with my needs-RDY-B
Galactic Bee
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Location: Hiram, Georgia

« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 07:57:04 PM »

That is a very good looking barn/honey house.
Galactic Bee
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Location: Osteen, Fl (just south of Daytona)

Alysian Apiaries

« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 08:09:56 PM »

Rdy, If we could only pool our resources somehow. I have honey that needs to be extracted and you have a honey house.

I know it's not a win-win situation, but at least it's a win situation! grin


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