How large is my operation going to get? Well, that depends on how many cusomters I get. Part of my plan is to provide extraction services for the greater central Ohio area. Anywhere from 1 to 100 supers per customer.
So far, the house is going to be laid out in two areas. Staging for customer drop offs and actual processing. Extracted supers will go right back into the staging area. Larger customers will need to drop a trailer.
I have a Dadant 20 frame radial. I still need an uncapper. Haven't decided on which type yet. Intially considered a chain uncapper, but I've heard from one other commercial beekeeper that he had constant problems with it. I'm open for suggestions and I've got some time to play with. I don't think I'll be uncapping by hand much longer.
As far as a "warm" room, I plan to keep temps high in the entire house. I want honey flowing and I don't mind working where it's hot.
I want to keep my house to around 20 x 30, maybe 20 x 40, with most of that staging area. I'll start with an unfinished loft that I can pop a couple dormers into and convert to office/storage if needed. I figure I'll need room for buckets, both before and after. Don't know if I'll need a sump, honey or wax. I'm interested in a cappings spinner, but no decision there yet either.
Thanks for your input. I hope to get more. I see folks have been looking, but you're the only respondent so far.
PM's are welcome.