Look what I over built.

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by alleyyooper, May 16, 2006.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Needed a bigger one or thought I did anyway. The rear.

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    Holds a 5 gallon bucket to catch the run off. I put a bit of water in the bottom so the small chunks fall to the bottom, I hoped.

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    1/4 hardware cloth screen catches the big chunks.


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    I can place 25 deep frames on the rack and 4 more along side of the rack. Going to add some screen to the rack to keep the big chunks from getting to the out spout screen which I going to change to 1/8 hard ware cloth.

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    Works great but so big I need to put some wheels on it.
    My monster wax melter.

    :D Al
     
  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    This is the results of two days melting the wax from frames and some burr comb. Most of the first day I was just laying the frames on the bottom till I finished the rack.

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    Smells like honey and is sticky to the touch. Hum? need to figure how to seprate the two better.

    :D Al
     

  3. justgojumpit

    justgojumpit Well-Known Member

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    can't see pics.

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  4. Ol'Reb

    Ol'Reb aka Mr T-Bone

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    Very cool... The pics worked fine for me.
     
  5. Hee Haw

    Hee Haw Well-Known Member

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    AL, What will you think of next? amazing! Good deal, save that wax,and start making your own fondation.
     
  6. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Tim I really don't have time to make my own foundation or the form to make it with. As I told you I am selling it for $3.00 a pound for this and I get $3.50 a pounds for cappings. My friend just sold 30 pounds of cappings on E Bay for $4.00 a pound. The buyers pay the shipping too.

    JGJ try right clicking on the red x and chose show picture from the menu.

    :D Al
     
  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Had to replace the plastiac in the lid. Some won't take the heat and cold.
    I bought lexan this time which is rated for green houses.

    :D Al
     
  8. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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