Start looking now for an older used dadant or Maxant 20 to 30 frame extractor. It will only take up a foot more floor space than one of the smaller frauds and shouldn't cost much more. You can use a heated uncapping knife, I wish I had the antique steam one I owned 25 years ago! yes the little rubber hoses were a pain but it didn't burn out like the electric ones tend to. Take measurements of the frames you will be extracting and go tupperware (or other brand) shopping. Get some rigid pvc pipe and make a rack to sit inside it and hold uncapped frames waiting to go to the extractor. buy an $8 plastic gate and cut a hole for it to drain your rube goldberg. Go to the big box builder stores and find some kind of basket that will sit in another tupperware with a gate to drain cappings. Make good use of a plastic queen excluder by cutting pieces out of them to cross hatch and use of the bottom of your cappings drainer. Make it all small as possible and still function except for the solar wax melter which should hold a couple unstacked frames. Get a fifteen or twenty gallon settling tank. You don't need to spring for one of the water jacketed ones! They are for a beginner the stuff dreams are made of! But you can get by without one. Make a cabinet large enough for your settling tank. 2x4's and cardboard construction at a minimum. Go to Petco and get a 49.95 thermostatically controlled power bar. They are meant for heating snake cages. Buy some 100 watt bulbs before the green nazi's have them all removed from the stores for heating elements. Crank your snake heater up to 100 degrees and put your light/s in the cabinent after filling your tank with the honey fresh out of the extractor. The spare parts and wax will rise to the top and you will tap off almost clean honey from the bottom after a day or so. You can just run it thru one of the screens meant to sit on a 5 gallon bucket to get the dark flecks of cocoons still in the honey. If you have one with a gate on the bottom, just bottle out of it after running it thru the screen. This is a minimalist approach for 22 hives. Store crop in five gallon buckets. Reliquify in snake heater chamber. Life is good. Make meade, be happy all day and night.
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