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:

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.