Well I Just Ordered...

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by DonMcJr, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    The Brushy Mountain 9 Frame Advanced Extractor Kit! All I gotta say is good thing the kit was about $50 off on sale cause $129 for shipping is WOW!

    I can't wait to get it...hopefully next weekend I will be extracting honey!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Once you start extracting and selling some of the gold you'll not notice the "ouch" so much. :grin:
     

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    tmrschessie New Member

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    Congratulations, some day I may try to get one. The shipping is going to be high on everything I am afraid, until gas prices go down. Make sure to take and post some pictures while your extracting.........Tom
     
  4. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    The day of first extraction for me was really a hot day. I thought I should charge $100/pint!

    You're going to mess up. That's just a part of the experience. Don't get frustrated. It's part of learning. But you'll end up very happy! :)

    Good luck :)
     
  5. barry42001

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    how many hives you have Don, I asked that because if you have but a few less then 10 hives, I have always use the slightly cheaper but very efficient hand crank to frame extractors, take a little longer than 9 frame at a time and two frame extractor they do have to be reversed to get both sides of the frame. for me that works because I only have 5 - 6 hives. Just a thought for others. and once you've made the investment in an extractor, it will pay for itself many times over
    Barry
     
  6. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Don, the pain of the shipping costs will soon be a one time memory of the past. Your extractor will be a happy experience re-lived every time you use it. Even more so because you got it in the kit form and will have the personal satisfaction of having assembled it yourself. :thumbsup:
    I'm glad for you that you got the 9-framer. I'm sure you won't regret it. It sounds to me like an excellent, long-term investment. :clap:
     
  7. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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  8. Hog Wild

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    Don,

    Nice buy, I have been using that same extractor going on my 3rd year with no problems. I have second guessed myself for not going with the motorized version but for a small fee :wink: they can be upgraded. I bolt my unit to a heavy oak pallet to keep it from dancing around.If you have any questions when you get all your goods just IM me and I will help you out the best I can.

    I get my plastic bottles from Brushy Mountain but you may find them cheaper elsewhere. I use BM because I don't have to pay freight charges. I do alot of canning and sale quite a bit of honey in quart/pint jars. The cheapest place I have found them is Big Lots.

    Good Luck
     
  9. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr New Member

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    Thanks hog wild!