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Author Topic: capping's.. separating wax from honey ... maxant Capping's Spinner  (Read 1082 times)
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« on: June 17, 2012, 07:54:48 AM »

how do u guys separate your honey from the capping's? just let it drain through the sieve? i seen maxant has a capping spinner that looks affective. i was wondering how much honey is wasted by not removing it totally? 
how much honey can be recovered using a spinner?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 09:19:52 AM »

After extruding I let it sit in a holding vessel(5 gal. buckets) for a few days.  The capping will rise to top and I dip most of it off, then strain out the rest.



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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 03:04:36 PM »

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/5-Gallon-Strainer-and-Bottler/productinfo/365/

Uses a strainer bag that holds the cappings and let the honey drip through. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 06:09:16 AM »

     If you have under a 50 hives and had and extractor. Look at cappings bags from
Brushy Mountain. Cat. 587 and Cat. 464 3 bags for $30.00 3 metal insets $45.00 plus S&H so for about a $100.00


http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Cappings-Bag-ea/productinfo/587/

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Extractor-Metal-Inserts-3/productinfo/463/




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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 03:41:38 PM »

I got 2 5 gallon buckets.  I perforated one bucket with 100+1/8 holes.  I stack the perforated one inside the whole one and fill it with cappings.  I put a lid on top and leave it in the bed of my truck for a few days during the summer.  The honey heats up and dribbles out, the wax gets soft and compresses with a little elbow grease.  After about a week, there's little left in the way of honey.  I rinse out the remaining wax.  I add some sugar back to the water I rinse the cappings with and feed it back to my nucs. 

I'm certain the Capping's Spinner works well but with only 15 producing hives I can't justify the additional machinery yet.

I use a Dadant electric 20 frame extractor that I refurbished.  I haven't seriously looked at the cappings bag as logically it would wobble like an unbalanced washing machine.
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