Homemade Honey Extractor

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by srvfantexasflood, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    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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    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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    Iddee New Member

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