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Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Yankee11, Sep 19, 2012.
I am anticipating good things from my hives in the future.
9 frames at a time.
Comgrats! That looks like either Brushy or Mannlake.
You're in business now! :thumbsup: :mrgreen:
Looking good! I am more impressed with the cleanliness of your garage! I have a hard time opening the door our vehicle sometimes in our because of stuff we have sitting in there, ha!
You can crank it up now!
I am with blue blood on that.....somebody just moved in!:lol:
Does the exterior have some good hand holds ? You may wish to lift an extractor onto a higher stand to run the honey off into a bucket.
Is the interior lower third ring in your pic a reflection ?
A good clearance between the bottom of the tank and the bottom of the cage gets a weight of honey which makes the extractor more stable during spinning.
I have a Thorne's S/S cage in my extractor. The lower ring has 'D' shaped bits to hold the frame lugs ---- less likely for the frame to go adrift.
Please excuse the comments. I'm a miserable old git who likes to gather odd bits of information.
Nope, sorry, built this house 7 yrs ago. :razz:
I should have set the extractor on the other side of the garage in front of the 66 Mustang my son and I built. Hugh
Now back to bees.
No hand holds. It actually has legs. I just didn't have them mounted for the picture.
There are 2 rings on the bottom. An inside ring and and an outside ring. Looks like it will hold frames well.
There is a good clearance below the bottom of the frames. Appears to be about 4 inches for the honey to collect.
plan on giving it a test run Sunday afternoon. It is from Brushy Mountain and I an add a motor later if I wish.
"Ask silly question and you get.........." Serves me right. Nice one. :grin:
Have a good day on Sunday
It is from Brushy Mountain and I an add a motor later if I wish.
I have found that a good strong (for me always old) drill motor and a varac (variable ac controller like is often times used in physic labs) works quite well for this and can be an extremely cheap conversion. I am currently doing a conversion to a small dadant 2 frame extractor.
Cool idea Tec! Beautiful garage and extractor Yankee! (mustang's not bad either)