Homemade Honey Extractor


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  1. #1
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    Homemade Honey Extractor

    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.


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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    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.


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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    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

    Good Luck

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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    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.

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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    AND the resale value of a commercial extractor is much better than a home made one.

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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by srvfantexasflood
    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

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-H ... actor.aspx

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