Extraction Equipment Rentals
Everything you need to extract honey from frames
The club currently has two sets of extraction equipment that can be rented
by members for $10/day with a $20 deposit. The sets are positioned in midtown
and GA400 North Fulton county.
Approximate Equipment Checklist
- Stainless steel hand crank extractor, 2-frame, with screen, holding tank, and stand.
It can hold 4 shallow frames.
- 5 gallon bucket with honey gate and lid
- Two nylon sieves, one course, one fine
- Uncapping Knife (heated) In Box
- Capping Scratcher
- Nesting uncapping and straining tanks with Wooden Cross Bar
Members renting the equipment will need to provide their own food-grade
honey pails - ideally with a honey gates - for storing honey prior to bottling.
Terms and Conditions
- The Honey Extraction Equipment listed above is the property of Metro
Atlanta Beekeepers Association.
- This equipment is available for use
by members of Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association only. The daily
rental is $10.
- A $20 Deposit is required when the equipment is picked up; checks
should be made payable to Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association.
- Prospective users are responsible to pick up and return the equipment.
- Items should be returned in clean condition, suitable for use by another
club member. Proper use and cleaning are explained below.
- The person making the equipment available will determine if it has been
returned in suitable condition and, if not, the deposit will be forfeited.
- In the event of loss or irreparable damage, users are responsible for the replacement value.
Tips for Cleaning Extraction Equipment
- Allow one or two hours to clean up equipment
- Cleaning is best done outdoors before the bees are flying or after dark
- Cleaning requires lots of water and lots of time to air dry. If you hand dry, use clean, lint-free cloth
- Avoid all cleaning liquids or powders. They will leave a tell-tale residue and scent.
- All equipment should be washed with COLD water, thoroughly rinsed with a garden hose, and air dried.
- Inspect honey gates, inside and outside parts, carefully for any trace of honey
- Sometimes boiling water is the only way to remove all trace of wax
- Do not disassemble extractor gear mechanism
- Do not immerse the hot knife in water. Wipe it clean with a wet wash cloth.
It will clean up faster warmed up a little but be careful not to burn yourself.
To reserve equipment, contact:
- Tom Watson (400 North): 678 644 5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Curt Barrett (midtown): 404-310-4665 or email@example.com
When you pick up the equipment, you must provide a cash or check security deposit that will be returned on receipt
of clean, dry equipment. Also, you will be required to sign an extraction rental agreement.