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Offline Bakersdozen

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I really need a Honey House
« on: August 10, 2020, 09:58:15 am »
This morning, I feel like Ray Milan in the Lost Weekend.


We harvested honey all weekend and I just feel sore from head to toe and my brain is foggy.  I know my husband's back is SORE!  He was my designated lifter. 
I gave my new extractor a work out and it got the job done.  Next year I would love to have an affordable decapper.  The electric knife is good, but ... And I need a better system for filtering.  Now is the time to think about these things while it's still fresh on the mind.

If I had a honey house, I wouldn't need to harvest all in one weekend.  I could separate the light spring honey from the later, darker honey, etc etc.  I could store my equipment and free up the garage. The situation is getting to where I need alternatives.

Does anyone have any suggestions, from their experiences, on setting up a honey house?  Is anyone else daydreaming like me?

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Re: I really need a Honey House
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 12:35:25 pm »
Definitely dreaming with you. I will have one as part of my workshop when it gets built.  It’s just a question of when that gets built... going on over 10 years of having it pushed back for another project my wife would rather have done instead - new deck, finished basement etc.  not bad or unnecessary projects mind you, but still delayed it’s construction...
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Re: I really need a Honey House
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 07:54:41 am »
I delayed mine until it never got built.

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Re: I really need a Honey House
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 03:15:58 am »
 :'(
Keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
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