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srvfantexasflood
Apr 2nd 2009, 12:23 PM
I KNOW that this topic has to have been discussed here somewhere. However, I did not find it. Anyone know of any web sites or suggestions on how to build a simple homemade honey extractor? I would be interested in knowing how the old timers extracted honey without the use of high tech fancy schmancy equipment.

My sister and I are looking for a co-op group in our area to share extracting equipment. Has anyone ever heard of this being successfully done before?

I welcome any suggestions.

Iddee
Apr 2nd 2009, 12:38 PM
Are you a member of your local beek club? Most of them have an extractor that they lend out to members. If not, there should be a member who loans his, or extracts for a nominal fee. One club I belong to has all three.
The club's extractor, two members loan theirs, and one member extracts for 5.00 per super.

honeybear
Sep 27th 2009, 09:19 AM
http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/
This site has plans for everything beekeeping. I don't know your
level of handiness. My suggestion would be to watch on ebay,
agriseek.com, or craigslist.org for a used one.
Another site with VERY simple plans is
http://www.voiceofthehive.com/VotH/15_1 ... ractor.htm (http://www.voiceofthehive.com/VotH/15_1_Voice_of_the_Hive-Roll_Your_own_Extractor.htm)

Good Luck

Hobie
Sep 27th 2009, 05:42 PM
Also look for online newsletters from other bee clubs. I got my extractor from a guy in the Finger Lakes region of NY, and even with (rather pricey) shipping, it was a good deal.

Iddee
Oct 1st 2009, 09:21 AM
AND the resale value of a commercial extractor is much better than a home made one.

Robo
Oct 1st 2009, 09:55 AM
My sister and I are looking for a co-op group in our area to share extracting equipment. Has anyone ever heard of this being successfully done before?


As others have stated, many clubs share extractors. Hope it goes smoother than this though
http://nyc-bees.org/community/index.php?topic=49.0

Here is my favorite homemade extractor plan .. You need an outboard engine though :thumbsup:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-H ... actor.aspx (http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/1981-03-01/Build-A-Rotary-Honey-Extractor.aspx)