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Let's See Your Honey House!
« on: March 08, 2011, 06:49:37 PM »
I would love to show you my honey house but I don't have one right now. Well, my wife would beg to differ!  :-D 

I usually don't keep up with honey demands but more and more people are asking me for honey and my list of regulars is growing. I really need a heated honey house so I can have liquid honey available throughout the year.

So I would love to see some of you member's honey houses with any specifics you might care to share. I guess we all get to this point eventually.

Small or large, I would love to see pictures or even a video of your set up.

Thanks for any/all participation!


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 07:48:15 PM »
My suggestion is to find a restaurant to sell honey to.  As part of the deal, negotiate to use their kitchen as your honey house.  Then you don't have to build a honey house, heat a honey house, or meet state food processing inspection requirements.  Everybody wins.
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 08:15:36 PM »
coon###;get you and old fridge or deepfreeze and put a light bulb and fan on a thermostat and you got you a honey heater. it holds a bunch off honey
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 08:24:14 PM »
That's exactly what I've got.  I just used it to bottle up a few 1# that a couple people ordered.  I used to warm them up in the oven until my wife accidentally turned it on to make the kids lunch.  Burned honey stinks is hard to clean out and cost over $500 to replace the burner.
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 08:31:21 PM »
Yeah, that's what Bailey does, I think I want something bigger though Big Daddy. Really need something bigger.

I'm pretty sure Danno has a good sized house he could show us.


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 10:34:45 PM »
  pics moved to photo - 8-)  nice camode- :lol:-RDY-B
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 10:46:25 PM »
Thanks RDY-B, nice operation. Would love to see more pics. So would you mind mentioning some of the particulars of the building?

Current heating system, interior wall material (galvenized metal?) floor, etc...

Thanks!


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 11:04:53 PM »
JP, I thought you seen mine while you were here. Most honey houses around here are about the same.









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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 11:07:34 PM »
Iddee, I did see it but never entered it, besides it was pretty darn cold when I came up your way. Have you been using it? Can't remember if you still do or not.


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 11:26:13 PM »
 :)
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 05:50:01 AM »
iddee

That sure is perty and even portable.  Is it heated?  Have any problems with shb?  Id be worried about theft being its portable and all.
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2011, 09:22:41 AM »
Iddee, Thats what my grandfather used to call them.Hope i dont get any honey that smells like that :evil:

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 09:48:13 AM »
iddee

That sure is perty and even portable.  Is it heated?  Have any problems with shb?  Id be worried about theft being its portable and all.

Definitely no mold issues cuz the roof is likely ventilated well after Jp's hunting trip.

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 10:11:24 AM »
 :lau: :lau:
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 10:26:37 AM »
rdy-b

That's downright impressive. 

My "honey house" is my 3 car garage at this point.  I store everything offsite.  I then get large clean cardboard sheets from where I work that are to be recycled and cover the floor.  I trailer the extractor, uncapping stations, settling tank in (3-miles away) and roll them in on the cardboard.  I extract, wheel everything out, stack up the cardboard to go back into recylcling, hose everything off, re-trailer and haul back to storage.  It's a full day but at this point I don't have the volume to justify a true honey house.
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011, 12:05:35 PM »
Good one Iddee, you got me, even though I could have sworn there was something in your yard that looked like that.  :cheer:


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2011, 01:10:45 PM »
No, Iddee doesn't have to worry about theft - just tipping by teenagers.

Rdy-b  that's real nice - maybe some day.  (Dang, just recently got over my tractor envy, now I have honey house envy to replace it!  And I don't even have honey to need one yet!)

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 07:52:22 PM »
JP after watching all your videos of cutouts and swarm captures i figured you might need my address to send all those bees up this way :)  Maybe one day i will be nuts enuff to do cut outs and swarm removals with no veil and sweep the bees off the comb with my bare hands  :)  Chris

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2011, 08:33:37 PM »
JP, I thought you seen mine while you were here. Most honey houses around here are about the same.





I grewup using one them, a two seater. In the summer when it got hot and dry honeybees would always be hanging around in there.





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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 12:42:46 AM »
Chris, you come down with your woodenware, give me a hand with some cut outs and go home with new hives. That goes for anyone who would like to play with some cut out bees.  :-D


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2011, 03:56:56 AM »
Jp

Here's a couple pics inside. Still some layout stuff to do. Gotta get the extractor up in the air a bit so I can hook up the pump.

This is the old milkhouse on the farm - no longer keep cows. Out of sight to the right of the uncapper is a wood stove.

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2011, 07:03:25 AM »
Paul, thank you for the pictures! This is exactly what I have envisioned for mine but on a much smaller scale. Would love to see more pics if you have any or get around to taking more.

Thanks again!


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2011, 07:09:31 AM »
Hey Rdy-b you didn't think I'd let you get off that easy now did you?  :-D

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,31864.0/topicseen.html


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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2011, 02:59:42 PM »
  looking good PEEVEE- :) - :)--RDY-B

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2011, 04:07:27 PM »
JP does that invite include food and lodging hehehe  :evil:
Take me to the land of milk and honey!!!

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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2011, 11:50:37 PM »
Hey, if there is food and beer (I can sleep anywhere) I'm in. I enjoy a good removal!
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2011, 11:55:41 PM »
JP, thanks, I'll take a couple more pics but those will show the mess on the other side of the room. Looks bigger in the photo. Probably 12 x 12 (I measured once but it's that memory thing).

thanks Rdy-b. A long way to go and a lot to learn!
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Re: Let's See Your Honey House!
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2011, 11:57:58 PM »
Oh, yeah, and I've been a frequenter in years past of that other "honey house"!
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